Primate-Watching: in the Year of the Monkey, Let's Build a Conservation Movement
Russ Mittermeier, long-time Chair of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group and Executive Vice-Chair of Conservation International has spent the better part of the last 46 years working on the conservation of primates and their tropical rain forest habitats. During this time, he has rediscovered species thought to be extinct, discovered species new to science, and become the first outsider to see many others. About 15 years ago, he came up with the concept of primate-watching based on a bird-watching model, and has developed the concept ever since. Here he explains what it means and how it can play a major role in conserving these wonderful animals, our closest living relatives.
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