Improving Human Health and Wellbeing Will Protect Primate Populations – Dr Alejandro Estrada, Dr Paul Garber, and Dr Abhishek Chaudhary
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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Current and future trends in socio-economic, demographic and governance factors affecting global primate conservation’ from PeerJ. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9816
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As the human population continues to grow, increasing global market demands, land conversion and the unsustainable use of natural resources are having a negative impact on non-human primate survivorship. Dr Alejandro Estrada from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Dr Paul Garber of the University of Illinois, and Dr Abhishek Chaudhary from the Indian Institute of Technology, examine the socio-economic factors that negatively impact primate populations. For conservation policies to be effective, the team explains that the wellbeing, health and security of people living in primate regions must first be improved.
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