Canopy Bridges: An Effective Conservation Tactic for Supporting Gibbon Populations in Forest Fragments
KeywordsFood Patch Disturbed Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Undisturbed Habitat Forest Village
This work was supported by the Great Ape Conservation Fund of the US Fish and Wildlife Service under grant agreement No. 98210-2-G382. We are grateful to the Primate Research Centre, Jodhpur, for providing constant support to the Northeast Centre of PRC. Scientific advice was given from time to time by Prof. S.M. Mohnot, Mr. David Ferguson, Mr. Fred Bagley, Prof. Charles Southwick, and Dr. Rob Horwich. We are also thankful to Mr. S. Doley, PCCF, Assam, and Mr. M.C. Malakar CCF (WL) Assam, for giving us permission to do this work and to the Department of Zoology, Gauhati University for expediting the grant money. Thanks to S. Lappan for assistance with Fig. 22.2. We extend our thanks to the local forest officials, Mr. Malakar, Mr. Gogoi and Mr. Phukan, and to our field assistants, Ram and Pradeep. Without the support from the local villagers, this research would not have been possible.
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