Humboldt's woolly monkeys decimated by hunting in Amazonia

Peres, Carlos ORCID: (1991) Humboldt's woolly monkeys decimated by hunting in Amazonia. Oryx, 25 (2). pp. 89-95. ISSN 0030-6053

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Humboldt's woolly monkeys Lagothrix lagotricha have been systematically hunted, mostly for food, to the point of becoming locally extinct wherever humans share their habitat. Remaining populations in the extensive lowland Amazonian range of this species are restricted to remote, unflooded terra firme forests. These populations are, however; quickly wiped out once access is opened by new roads. Terra firme forests, even in entirely undisturbed sites, are seasonally far less productive and can only sustain relatively low population densities. Woolly monkeys are currently more susceptible to hunting than perhaps any other vertebrate in the New World tropics and, as such, should be regarded as highly endangered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecology, evolution, behavior and systematics,nature and landscape conservation ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1105
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 01:29
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 06:17
DOI: 10.1017/S0030605300035122

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