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2011-08-23 16:11:03

  Decade-long study questions conventional wisdom about the relationship between national parks and poverty If so many poor people live around national parks in developing countries, does that mean that these parks are contributing to their poverty? Yes, according to the conventional wisdom, but no, according to a 10-year study of people living around Kibale National Park in Uganda that was published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)....

2005-06-14 17:32:11

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Twenty-eight years after intense selective logging stopped in the region now known as Uganda's Kibale National Park, the red-tailed guenon (Cercophithecus ascanius) is a primate still in decline. The logging practice, scientists report in a new study, changed the ecological balance for these monkeys, leading to behavioral changes and opening the door for multiple parasitic infections. The researchers focused on three primate species, collecting 1,076 fecal samples from the...


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Ugandan Red Colobus, Procolobus tephrosceles
2012-06-21 13:36:08

The Ugandan red colobus (Procolobus tephrosceles) is a primate native to Africa. It is an Old World monkey that was not classified as its own species until 2001. Its range includes five areas of Uganda and Tanzania that equal 621.3 miles. These areas include the edge of Lake Victoria in Tanzania and Kibale National Park in Uganda, where the largest population is thought to be located. The preferred habitat of this monkey depends on its location, and it some areas, sustainable habitat is...

Crested Mangabey
2012-06-15 12:15:24

The crested mangabey is a genus of Old World monkey called Lophocebus. These mangabeys are dark in color, with crowns of black fur on the tops of their heads. Previously, the crested mangabey and its six species were classified with a now separate genus of mangabeys called Cercocebus. After studies resulted in evidence that the Lophocebus species were more closely related to baboons than the Cercocebus genus, the two were separated. Image Caption: Grey-cheeked mangabey (Lophocebus...

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