The macaque connection: Cooperation and conflict between humans and macaques

Radhakrishna, Sindhu and Huffman, Michael A and Sinha, Anindya, eds. (2013) The macaque connection: Cooperation and conflict between humans and macaques. Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects / Series Ed. Louise Barrett, 43 . Springer Verlag, New York. ISBN 978-1-4614-3967-7

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Abstract: Most successful among the non-human primates in terms of geographical distribution and adaptability to ecological habitats, macaques have existed for many thousands of years in close contact with modern humans, the only primate more successful than them. Centuries-old literary works attest to the fact that macaques have always been an intrinsic part of human lives and imaginations. In their interactions with human, macaques play multiple roles that often transcend the boundaries of categorization. They are often, simultaneously, wildlife and domestic pets, sentient beings and experimental subjects, crop-raiding pests and religious symbols. In many parts of the tropics, macaques are an economic resource for human communities, as they provide meat and money through tourism and the animal trade. Equally, they cause much damage and bring about great economic losses due to their crop and house-raiding tendencies. A more recent cause for alarm has been the possibility of transmission of diseases to humans due to contact with macaques. Across Asia, macaques, perhaps more than any other animal species, exemplify the multiple facets of synurbization and the conservation problems of commensal species.
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Copyright belongs to Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2013
Subjects: School of Natural and Engineering Sciences > Conservation Biology
School of Natural and Engineering Sciences > Animal Behaviour
Divisions: Schools > Natural Sciences and Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 07:02
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2012 10:38
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-1-4614-396...
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/337

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