Conclusion: Twenty-First-Century Primatology

Michelle A. Rodrigues, Siân Waters, Tracie McKinney

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The future of primatology requires embracing the idea of “shared space” (Lee, 2010) and developing solutions for mutually respectful coexistence. With a growing human population, increasing demands for natural resources, and continued fragmentation of traditional habitats, primates across their range face the challenge of surviving in human-dominated ecosystems. In many cases, their survival within human-dominated and human-managed environments is contingent on human stewardship to protect their populations and manage their welfare. Finding ways to make these relationships work for all species involved is vital both for their welfare and for ours. The futures of human and nonhuman primates are intertwined, and for primatologists, the challenge is in articulating to our fellow humans the need to value, protect, and manage relationships with our distant relatives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrimates in Anthropogenic Landscapes
Subtitle of host publicationExploring Primate Behavioural Flexibility Across Human Contexts
EditorsTracie McKinney, Siân Waters, Michelle A. Rodrigues
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-11736-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-11735-0 , 978-3-031-11738-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

Publication series

NameDevelopments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
ISSN (Print)1574-3489
ISSN (Electronic)1574-3497


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