Distribución actual, ecología y estrategias para la conservación de un primate críticamente amenazado (Ateles fusciceps fusiceps) en el Ecuador

Morelos Juarez, Citlalli, Tapia, Andrea, Cervera, Laura, Alfonso-Cortez, Felipe, Fuentes, Nathalia, Araguillin, Edison, Zapato-Ríos, Galo, Spaan, Denise and Peck, Mika R (2018) Distribución actual, ecología y estrategias para la conservación de un primate críticamente amenazado (Ateles fusciceps fusiceps) en el Ecuador. In: Urbani, Bernado, Kowalewski, Martín, Teixeira de Cunha, Rogério Grassetto, de la Torre, Stella and Cortés-Ortiz, Liliana (eds.) La primatología en Lationamérica 2 - A primatologia na America Latina. Instituto Venezolana de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC), Caracas, Venezuela, pp. 441-452. ISBN 9789802611867

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Abstract

Distribution, ecology and strategies for the conservation of a critically endangered primate (Ateles fusciceps fusiceps) in Ecuador. Ateles fusciceps occurs from Southern Panama to Ecuador. The subspecies Ateles fusciceps fusciceps is endemic to Ecuador and can be found west of the Andes, from the north of the country to the Manabí Province in the south. Its largest population is found in the Province of Esmeraldas. Deforestation and hunting are the main threats faced by these primates. A.f.fusciceps relies on large tracts of primary forest but can also be found in forest fragments close to human settlements. Illegal logging is having a detrimental effect on the food availability for this primate, who feed mainly on ripe fruit. In this chapter we summarize the conservation status of this taxon and report more than 60 species that are key to A.f.fusiceps survival in Tesoro Escondido, Esmeraldas Province. In order to protect this Critically Endangered primate and its habitat it is crucial to develop conservation actions that enable alternative economic income for local communities.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH0001 Natural history (General) > QH0075 Nature conservation
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH0301 Biology > QH0540 Ecology
Depositing User: Mika Peck
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 12:07
Last Modified: 29 May 2018 14:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75901

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