Ecotourism and Indonesia’s Primates


Available for Pre-order. Due November 2022.
Ecotourism and Indonesia’s Primates Editors: Angela Achorn, Sharon L. Gursky, Jatna Supriatna Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer International Publishing AG
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Pages: 390 Illustrations and other contents: 100 Tables, color; 100 Illustrations, color; 100 Illustrations, black and white; X, 390 p. 200 illus., 100 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783031149184 Categories: , , ,

The basic goal of the volume is to compile the most up to date research on the effect of ecotourism on Indonesia’s primates. The tremendous diversity of primates in Indonesia, in conjunction with the conservation issues facing the primates of this region, have created a crisis whereby many of Indonesia’s primates are threatened with extinction. Conservationists have developed the concept of “sustainable ecotourism” to fund conservation activities. National parks agencies worldwide receive as much as 84% of their funding from ecotourism. While ecotourism funds the majority of conservation activities, there have been very few studies that explore the effects of ecotourism on the habitat and species that they are designed to protect. It is the burgeoning use of “ecotourism” throughout Indonesia that has created a need for this volume where the successes and pitfalls at various sites can be identified and compared.

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Author Biography

Dr. Angela Achorn Angela graduated from Rhode Island College in 2016 with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Studies. She earned her M.A. (2018) and her Ph.D. (2022) in Anthropology from Texas A&M University. Angela is a biological anthropologist who explores questions related to cooperation and sociality, sexual selection (and social selection more broadly), cognition, and health in primates. As a graduate student, Angela traveled to Indonesia on a 2019-2020 Fulbright Fellowship to study Sulawesi crested macaques, a Critically Endangered primate species endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia. When forced to return to the U.S. due to the global pandemic, Angela began studying meat sharing in savanna chimpanzees for her dissertation. She is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson's Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research. Dr. Sharon Gursky Sharon Gursky has been studying wild tarsiers in Indonesia since. Her research questions are quite diverse and include: parental care patterns, the ecological and social factors leading to gregarious behavior, predation and the function of mobbing behavior, the influence of moonlight as well as the effects of tourism on the behavior of the tarsiers and the function of these ultrasonic vocalizations. Her current work is looking at the effect of artificial light on nocturnal primates. Dr. Gursky is current a Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Jatna Supriatna Jatna received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. He is presently the Regional Vice President and Executive Director for the Indonesian branch of Conservation International. He is also the President of the Southeast Asian Primatologists Association, Coordinator of the Southeast Primate Specialists Group- Species Survival Commission. For over 10 years he has been the founder and editor for the journal Tropical Biodiversity and is now the editor for the journal Asian Primates.