Ecotourism Induces Stress-Related Behaviors

An Approaching Motor Boat Induces Stress-Related Behaviors in Proboscis Monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) Living in a Riparian Area [in Sabah, Malaysia]
'Primate ecotourism is a fast-growing tourism sector that may have a negative effect on wildlife. In riparian areas, tourists can conveniently reach primates via motor boats, but no study has directly examined whether such boats cause stress in primates. Our goal was to test whether the approach of a motor boat induces stress-related and other behaviors in proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus), an Endangered species.'
(International Journal of Primatology) >

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  • David Berghouse
    published this page in Climate News 2022-05-11 16:36:16 +1000