Primate Conservation staff edit new research journal

Thursday, 03 March 2011


Staff and students of the MSc in Primate Conservation have made a significant contribution to the endangered species research journal Primate Conservation: Measuring and mitigating trade in primates.

Staff and students of the MSc in Primate Conservation have made a significant contribution to the endangered species research journal Primate Conservation: Measuring and mitigating trade in primates.

The journal was edited by Oxford Brookes Staff Dr Vincent Nijman, Dr Anna Nekaris, Giuseppe Donati and former Brookes academic John Fa, now of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, in collaboration with Mike Bruford of the University of Cardiff. Alumni of the Primate Conservation course also contributed numerous articles to the journal.

This journal volume is based on primate and wildlife trade, the sale and exchange of wild animals by people. The process impacts on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, both directly and indirectly, depleting living natural resources at an increased rate. It has also been revealed that nearly 50% of primate groups are threatened with extinction, unregulated wildlife trade being a major contributor to this.

Read the journal here.