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Conservation Value of Landscape Supplementation for Howler Monkeys Living in Forest Patches

Summary: Conservation Value of Landscape Supplementation for Howler Monkeys Living
in Forest Patches
Norberto Asensio1,5
, V´ictor Arroyo-Rodr´iguez2,6
, Jacob C. Dunn3
, and Jurgi Crist´obal-Azkarate4
Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores
University, Liverpool, U.K.
Departamento de Biodiversidad y Ecolog´ia Animal, Instituto de Ecolog´ia A. C., Xalapa, Veracruz, Me´xico
Centre Especial de Recerca en Primats, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Centro de Investigaciones Tropicales, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz, Me´xico
Many animal populations are forced to inhabit very small forest patches, which may threaten their long-term survival. In some cases, animals in these forest remnants
are able to supplement their diet by using resources outside of their home patch, a process named `landscape supplementation'. Although this is probably a key process
for population survival in fragmented landscapes, little is known about the ability of most animal species to move through the matrix and feed from different landscape
elements. In this paper we report several cases of landscape supplementation by two groups of Mexican mantled howler monkeys Alouatta palliata mexicana inhabiting


Source: Arroyo Rodríguez, Víctor - Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology