Introduction

  • David J. Chivers

Abstract

Interest in Man’s closest mammalian relatives — the primates — has escalated dramatically during the last twenty years. The layman has become as enthusiastic as the scientist, whether it be to marvel at the complexity and cleverness of their behaviour or to protest at abuses such as habitat destruction and trading evils. It is perhaps understandable from an anthropocentric viewpoint that no other group of animals has attracted such intense multi-disciplinary interest that numerous national and international societies have been established to promote their protection and study. This is an unique situation, in the academic world at least, where teaching and research are otherwise organised strictly according to scientific discipline.

Keywords

Malay Peninsula Dipterocarp Forest Sunda Shelf Hill Forest Leaf Monkey 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Chivers
    • 1
  1. 1.Sub-Department of Veterinary AnatomyUniversity of CambridgeUK

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