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Primate Tourism
A Tool for Conservation?

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Anne E. Russon, Janette Wallis, Carol M. Berman, Megan D. Matheson, Jin-Hua Li, Hideshi Ogawa, Consuel S. Ionica, Hiroyuki Kurita, Heathor C. Leasor, Oliver J. Macgregor, Adi Susilo, David F. Dellatore, Corri D. Waitt, Ivona Foitova, Patricia C. Wright, Benjamin Andriamihaja, Stephen J. King, Jenna Guerriero, Josephine Hubbard, Robert M. Sapolsky, Shirley C. Strum, Deborah L. Manzolillo Nightingale, Michele L. Goldsmith, James S. Desmond, Jenny A. Z. Desmond, Chloe Hodgkinson, Christopher Kirkby, Eleanor J. Milner-Gulland, Laurie Kauffman, Stella de la Torre, Glen T. Hvenegaard, Michael P. Muelhlenbein, Elizabeth A. Williamson, Elizabeth J. Macfie
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  • Date Published: July 2018
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108464673

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  • Primate tourism is a growing phenomenon, with increasing pressure coming from several directions: the private sector, governments, and conservation agencies. At the same time, some primate sites are working to exclude or severely restrict tourism because of problems that have developed as a result. Indeed, tourism has proven costly to primates due to factors such as disease, stress, social disruption, vulnerability to poachers, and interference with rehabilitation and reintroduction. Bringing together interdisciplinary expertise in wildlife/nature tourism and primatology, experts present and discuss their accumulated experience from individual primate sites open to tourists, formal studies of primate-focused tourism, and trends in nature and wildlife tourism. Chapters offer species- and site-specific assessments, weighing conservation benefits against costs, and suggesting strategies for the development of informed guidelines for ongoing and future primate tourism ventures. Primate Tourism has been written for primatologists, conservationists and other scientists. It is also relevant to tourists and tourism professionals.

    • Weighs the benefits of and risks posed by wildlife tourism to the conservation of primates, looking at case studies of individual sites and groups as well as examining the overarching trends affecting all primate species
    • Gives recommendations for enhancing the contribution of tourism to conservation alongside best-practice guidelines for minimizing and controlling potential harm caused by visiting parties on primate habitats and health
    • With balanced assessments by experts from around the world, this text is of benefit and interest to not only researchers and conservationists but also tourists and tour organizers
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Primate Tourism gives an excellent overview of the experiences with primate tourism, the positive and negative effects, and it provides recommendations for the solution of the problems.' Gorilla Journal

    '… this volume stands out in the breadth and depth of its studies and recommendations while providing much-needed perspective on the scope of the challenges facing primate tourism.' Primates

    'The book illustrates well the complexity and diversity of primate tourism and its effects on primates, showing the difference in tourist settings, the variation across primate species in how they respond to tourism, as well as the difficulty more generally in assessing the impacts of primate tourism because of the different time scales over which these might occur … currently the most comprehensive book about primate tourism, which excellently presents the current state of knowledge of this poorly studied field … this book will be of great use for anyone interested in primate tourism, from researchers to students to tourism professionals. It is a must-have in your library.' Laëtitia Maréchal, Primate Eye

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    • Date Published: July 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108464673
    • length: 351 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 170 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus. 22 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Reconsidering primate tourism as a conservation tool: an introduction to the issues Anne E. Russon and Janette Wallis
    Part II. Asian Primates:
    2. Tourism, infant mortality and stress indicators among Tibetan macaques at Huangshan, China Carol M. Berman, Megan D. Matheson, Jin-Hua Li, Hideshi Ogawa and Consuel S. Ionica
    3. Provisioning and tourism in free-ranging Japanese macaques Hiroyuki Kurita
    4. Proboscis monkey tourism: can we make it 'ecotourism'? Heathor C. Leasor and Oliver J. Macgregor
    5. Orangutan tourism and conservation:
    35 years' experience Anne E. Russon and Adi Susilo
    6. The impact of tourism on the behavior of rehabilitated orangutans (Pongo abelii) in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, Indonesia David F. Dellatore, Corri D. Waitt and Ivona Foitova
    Part III. African Primates:
    7. Lemurs and tourism in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar: economic boom and other consequences Patricia C. Wright, Benjamin Andriamihaja, Stephen J. King, Jenna Guerriero and Josephine Hubbard
    8. Some pathogenic consequences of tourism for nonhuman primates Robert M. Sapolsky
    9. Baboon ecotourism in the larger context Shirley C. Strum and Deborah L. Manzolillo Nightingale
    10. Mountain gorilla tourism as a conservation tool: have we tipped the balance? Michele L. Goldsmith
    11. Evaluating the effectiveness of chimpanzee tourism James S. Desmond and Jenny A. Z. Desmond
    Part IV. Neotropical Primates:
    12. The impact of tourist group size and frequency on neotropical primate behavior in Tambopata, Peru Chloe Hodgkinson, Christopher Kirkby and Eleanor J. Milner-Gulland
    13. Interactions between tourists and white-faced monkeys (Cebus capucinus) at Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos, Costa Rica Laurie Kauffman
    14. Effects of tourism on Ecuadorian primates: is there a need for responsible primate tourism? Stella de la Torre
    Part V. Broader Issues:
    15. Economic aspects of primate tourism associated with primate conservation Glen T. Hvenegaard
    16. Considering risks of pathogen transmission associated with primate-based tourism Michael P. Muelhlenbein and Janette Wallis
    17. Guidelines for best practice in great ape tourism Elizabeth A. Williamson and Elizabeth J. Macfie
    Part VI. Conclusion:
    18. Primate tourism as a conservation tool: a review of the evidence, implications, and recommendations Anne E. Russon and Janette Wallis
    Index.

  • Editors

    Anne E. Russon, Glendon College, York University
    Anne E. Russon is a Professor of Psychology at Glendon College, York University, Toronto, Canada, whose research focuses on learning and intelligence in ex-captive Bornean orangutans. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, Indonesia, and several orang-utan conservation agencies. She has edited two volumes for Cambridge University Press: The Evolution of Thought: Evolution of Great Ape Intelligence (with D. R. Begun, 2004) and Reaching into Thought: The Minds of the Great Apes (with K. Bard and S. Parker, 1996).

    Janette Wallis, Kasokwa Forest Project, Uganda
    Janette Wallis has published extensively on a wide range of issues in primatology, including conservation. Currently, she is the Editor of the African Conservation Telegraph, the newsletter of the Society for Conservation Biology-Africa Section and the Budongo Forest Research Station's newsletter. She is on the Board of Directors for the Society for Conservation Biology-Africa Section, and Vice President for Conservation for the International Primatological Society. Previously, she has served as the Series Editor of the American Society of Primatologists' Book Series.

    Contributors

    Anne E. Russon, Janette Wallis, Carol M. Berman, Megan D. Matheson, Jin-Hua Li, Hideshi Ogawa, Consuel S. Ionica, Hiroyuki Kurita, Heathor C. Leasor, Oliver J. Macgregor, Adi Susilo, David F. Dellatore, Corri D. Waitt, Ivona Foitova, Patricia C. Wright, Benjamin Andriamihaja, Stephen J. King, Jenna Guerriero, Josephine Hubbard, Robert M. Sapolsky, Shirley C. Strum, Deborah L. Manzolillo Nightingale, Michele L. Goldsmith, James S. Desmond, Jenny A. Z. Desmond, Chloe Hodgkinson, Christopher Kirkby, Eleanor J. Milner-Gulland, Laurie Kauffman, Stella de la Torre, Glen T. Hvenegaard, Michael P. Muelhlenbein, Elizabeth A. Williamson, Elizabeth J. Macfie

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