About the book
Human activities make it inevitable that many of the world’s primate populations and their habitats have disappeared. Therefore, the main goal of the scientists and conservationists working in the Primate Specialist Group is to maintain the current diversity, effective habitat conservation, survival of endangered species and to provide effective protection for large numbers of primate diversity and abundance. If primate populations are to survive in the long term and for such program to work effectively, the people living in the areas where primates occur must support conservation efforts.
With these open statements, it is clear that there is a need for a comprehensive research book on the primates which deals with current climate change and consequent effect on the conservation of primates. Primates and other forms of wild species (avi-fauna, reptiles and others) are known to be good indicators of environment condition. Primates are the species most likely to be re-used in experiments and, unfortunately, trade in species such as chimpanzee, baboon and other monkeys have increased greatly in recent years. Their endocrines, behaviour, social structure, evolution, food and feeding habits, nervous system, communication effort and reproductive physiology are similar to those of man which makes these animals valuable in testing drugs and other form of uses.