Monkeys on the Edge

Monkeys on the Edge : Ecology and Management of Long-Tailed Macaques and their Interface with Humans

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Long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) have a wide geographical distribution and extensively overlap with human societies across southeast Asia, regularly utilizing the edges of secondary forest and inhabiting numerous anthropogenic environments, including temple grounds, cities and farmlands. Yet despite their apparent ubiquity across the region, there are striking gaps in our understanding of long-tailed macaque population ecology. This timely volume, a key resource for primatologists, anthropologists and conservationists, underlines the urgent need for comprehensive population studies on common macaques. Providing the first detailed look at research on this underexplored species, it unveils what is currently known about the population of M. fascicularis, explores the contexts and consequences of human-macaque sympatry and discusses the innovative programs being initiated to resolve human-macaque conflict across Asia. Spread throughout the book are boxed case studies that supplement the chapters and give a valuable insight into specific field studies on wild M. fascicularis populations.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 55 b/w illus. 28 tables
  • 1139073613
  • 9781139073615

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Table of contents

Foreword David Quamman; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. The Status and Distribution of Long-Tailed Macaques: 1. The common monkey of southeast Asia: long-tailed macaque populations, ethnophoresy, and their occurrence in human environments Michael D. Gumert; Box 1.1. The long-tailed macaques of Karimunjawa (Macaca fascicularis karimondjiwae): a small and isolated subspecies threatened by human-macaque conflict Nur Afendi, Devis Rachmawan and Michael D. Gumert; Box 1.2. Trade in long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) Kaitlyn-Elizabeth Foley and Chris R. Shepherd; 2. Distribution and current status of long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis aurea) in Myanmar Aye Mi San and Yuzuru Hamada; Box 2.1. Preliminary survey of the long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) on Java, Indonesia: distribution and human-primate conflict Randall C. Kyes, Entang Iskandar and Joko Pamungkas; 3. Distribution and present status of long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in Laos and their ecological relationship with rhesus macaques (M. mulatta) Yuzuru Hamada, Hiroyuki Kurita, Shunji Goto, Yoshiki Morimitsu, Suchinda Malaivijitnond, Sitideth Pathonton, Bounnam Pathontone, Phouthone Kingsada, Chanda Vongsombath, Fong Samouth and Bounthob Praxaysombath; Box 3.1. A possible decline in populations of the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) in northeastern Cambodia Benjamin P. Y.-H. Lee; Part II. The Human-Macaque Interface: 4. Campus monkeys of University Kebangsaan Malaysia: nuisance problems and students' perceptions Badrul Munir Md-Zain, Mohamed Reza Tarmizi and Mastura Mohd Zaki; 5. Human impact on long-tailed macaques in Thailand Suchinda Malaivijitnond, Yolanda Vazquez and Yuzuru Hamada; 6. Macaque behavior at the human-monkey interface: the activity and demography of semi-free ranging Macaca fascicularis at Padangtegal, Bali, Indonesia Agustin Fuentes; Box 6.1. Recent demographic and behavioral data of Macaca fascicularis at Padangtegal, Bali, Indonesia F. Brotcorne, I. N. Wandia, A. L. T. Rompis, I. G. Soma, I. N. Suartha and M. C. Hunyen; 7. The role of M. fascicularis in infectious agent transmission Gregory Engel and Lisa Jones-Engel; Part III. Ethnophoresy of Long-Tailed Macaques: 8. Macaca fascicularis in Mauritius: implications for macaque-human interactions and for future research on long-tailed macaques Robert Sussman, Christopher A. Shaffer and Lisa Guidi; 9. Macaca fascicularis in Mauritius: a pest funding conservation projects Nada Padayatchy; 10. Ethnophoresy: the exotic macaques on Ngeaur Island, Republic of Palua Bruce P. Wheatley; Part IV. Comparisons with Rhesus Macaques: 11. India's rhesus populations: protectionism vs. conservation management Charles Southwick and M. Farooq Siddiqi; Box 11.1. Managing human-macaque conflict in Himachal, India Sandeep Rattan; Part V. Understanding and Managing the Human-Macaque Interface: 12. Developing sustainable human-macaque communities Lisa Jones-Engel, Gregory Engel, Michael D. Gumert and Agustin Fuentes; Box 12.1. Management of macaque nuisance in Hong Kong Chung-Tong Shek; Box 12.2. Lessons and challenges in the management of long-tailed macaques in urban Singapore Benjamin P. Y.-H. Lee and Sharon Chan; 13. Future directions for research and conservation of long-tailed macaque populations Michael D. Gumert, Agustin Fuentes, Gregory Engel and Lisa Jones-Engel; Index.show more