By Karen B. Strier
The woolly spider monkey, or muriqui, is likely one of the such a lot threatened primate species on the planet. due to deforestation of their usual habitat―the Atlantic coastal forests of southeastern Brazil―the muriquis are restrained to below three percentage in their unique variety. As of 1987, there have been just a dozen woodland fragments recognized to help a complete muriqui inhabitants of approximately 500. As of 1998, at the very least 20 forests are identified to help at the very least 1,000 muriquis. This e-book lines the usual historical past of the muriqui from its medical discovery in 1806 to its present, hugely endangered prestige.
Karen Strier presents a case examine of this scientifically very important primate species by means of balancing box learn and ecological matters. via her available presentation, readers achieve a large figuring out of primate habit and tropical conservation.
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