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Management of the rhesus monkey Macaca mulatta and hanuman langur Presbytis entellus in Himachal Pradesh, India

Pirta, Raghubir Singh and Gadgil, Madhav and Kharshikar, AV (1997) Management of the rhesus monkey Macaca mulatta and hanuman langur Presbytis entellus in Himachal Pradesh, India. In: Biological Conservation, 79 (1). pp. 97-106.

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Abstract

The rhesus monkey Macaca mulatta and Hanuman langur Presbytis entellus are distributed all over the State of Himachal Pradesh, India. Although both species inhabit forested areas, only rhesus monkeys seem also to have become urbanized. There are about 200,000 rhesus monkeys and 120,000 Hanuman langurs. A three-year survey at Shimla showed an increasing trend in their populations. Potential threats to survival of these primates differ in the 12 districts. The two species differ in feeding and habitat preferences. People's feelings, perceptions and attitudes reward them point to an incipient man-monkey conflict and erosion of conservation ethics. A comprehensive management plan for these primates should be formulated, and involve local people. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Limited

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: rhesus monkey;Hanuman iangur;population estimates;local management;Himalaya.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2011 09:45
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2011 09:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/38294

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