Primate Tourism: A Tool for Conservation?

Primate Tourism: A Tool for Conservation?

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 9/11/2014
EAN 9781107018129, ISBN10: 1107018129

Hardcover, 350 pages, 25.1 x 17.8 x 2 cm
Language: English

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.

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