Attitudes towards primates and primate conservation in Manipur, northeastern India

Nungshi, Devi S and Radhakrishna, Sindhu (2013) Attitudes towards primates and primate conservation in Manipur, northeastern India. Asian Primates, 3 (1). pp. 29-36.


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    Abstract: In many regions across the world, where people and primates are found in close proximity, the attitudes of people towards primates impacts the latter’s survival to a great extent. Northeast India is part of a global biodiversity hotspot and has the highest primate diversity in the country. This region is also home to over 140 ethnic groups, whose customs and traditions critically affect wildlife conservation practices. We conducted an informant-based survey in Manipur in Northeast India to investigate people’s awareness of primate species and their attitudes towards primate conservation. We interviewed a total of 120 individuals across six districts of the state and col- lected information on primate species presence as well as the nature of human-primate interactions. The results of our study provide valuable information on the extent of primate presence in Manipur and factors affecting their future existence in this region.
    Item Type: Article
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    Keywords: attitudes, conservation, hunting, Manipur, Northeast India, primates
    Subjects: School of Natural and Engineering Sciences > Conservation Biology
    Programmes > Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation
    Divisions: Schools > Natural Sciences and Engineering
    Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 09:38
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 09:38

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