The Natural History of the Proboscis Monkey

The Natural History of the Proboscis Monkey

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❗❗SABAH LOCALLY-PUBLISHED BOOK❗❗
❗❗THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY❗❗
❗❗IT'S ALL ABOUT THIS TYPE OF MONKEY, REALLY❗❗

🔥Description🔥
🐒This book describes the natural history of the proboscis monkey found on Malaysian Borneo. Apart from presenting novel research data on the species, it also highlights some of the areas where urgent action is needed to safeguard the long-term survival of proboscis monkeys. It also recommends specific research priorities, including long-term monitoring of population numbers and distribution, and more accurate habitat and land use classifications.
Furthermore, the book attempts to reach out to a wider audience by presenting information that the general public or wildlife enthusiasts may be interested in. From an eco-tourism point of view, the importance of the proboscis monkey as a flagship species cannot be underestimated, as it is an easily observable animal with high encounter rates in the wild. Hence, this book also contains useful information on recommended places to visit to observe the proboscis monkey, as well as guidelines for observing them so as to minimise disturbance and promote sustainable tourism.🐒
🔥Content🔥
  • Foreword vi
  • Introduction 1
  • Sabah: its forests, diversity, and people 9
  • Studying the proboscis monkeys 21
  • Proboscis monkeys and their habitats 27
  • Distribution of proboscis monkeys 35
  • Activity and behavior 41
  • Social organisation 47
  • Feeding ecology 57
  • Ranging behaviour 67
  • Natural predation 73
  • Threats to proboscis monkeys 79
  • Conservation of proboscis monkeys 87
  • Ecotourism 99
  • Bibliography 107
  • Glossary 120
  • Acknowledgments 125
  • Photo Credits 125
  • About the Authors 126