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The Natural History of the Proboscis Monkey

By: John CM Sha, Ikki Matsuda and Henry Bernard
126 pages, colour photos
The Natural History of the Proboscis Monkey
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This book describes the natural history of the proboscis monkey found on Malaysian Borneo. Apart from presenting novel research data on the species, it also highlights some of the areas where urgent action is needed to safeguard the long-term survival of proboscis monkeys. It also recommends specific research priorities, including long-term monitoring of population numbers and distribution, and more accurate habitat and land use classifications.

Furthermore, the book attempts to reach out to a wider audience by presenting information that the general public or wildlife enthusiast may be interested in. From an eco-tourism point of view, the importance of the proboscis monkey as a flagship species cannot be underestimated, as it is an easily observable animal with high encounter rates in the wild. Hence, this book also contains useful information on recommended places to visit to observe the proboscis monkey, as well as guidelines for observing them so as to minimise disturbance and to promote sustainable tourism.

Contents

Foreword vi

Introduction 1
Sabah: its forests, diversity and people 9
Studying the proboscis monkeys 21
Proboscis monkeys and their habitats 27
Distribution of proboscis monkeys 35
Activity and behavior 41
Social organisation 47
Feeding ecology 57
Ranging behaviour 67
Natural predation 73
Threats to proboscis monkeys 79
Conservation of proboscis monkeys 87
Ecotourism 99

Bibliography 107
Glossary 120
Acknowledgements 125
Photo Credits 125
About the Authors 126

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By: John CM Sha, Ikki Matsuda and Henry Bernard
126 pages, colour photos
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