Abstract # 121:

Scheduled for Friday, August 1, 2003 02:45 PM-04:45 PM: Session 11 (Science Theatres 141) Symposium

Conservation of African Monkeys

L. Magnuson1 and M. E. Glenn2
1Institute for Wildlife Studies, 55 Ericson Ct, Arcata, CA 95521, USA, 2Department of Anthropology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521
     Nearly one-third of nonhuman primate species in the world are considered rare or endangered. African monkeys are no exception and may even include the first primate extinction in modern history (Miss Waldron’s Red Colobus). Hunting, habitat loss and habitat degradation have led to the decline of many African monkey populations. Conservation of these primates has often focused on individual species, research sites or geographical regions. The goal of this symposium is to provide information on African monkey populations including: (1) the current status and threats facing these populations, and (2) research and management strategies that can contribute to their conservation.