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Proboscis monkeys and their swamp forests in Sarawak

  • Elizabeth L. Bennett (a1)


Proboscis monkeys, endemic to the island of Borneo, are declining in Sarawak. Their mangrove and peat swamp forest habitats are being degraded or destroyed and people continue to hunt them despite their protected status. Surveys between 1984 and 1986 established the status of this monkey and its habitats in this Malaysian state. The author who participated in the surveys, receiving some financial support from the Oryx 100% Fund, discusses the results and makes recommendations for future conservation action.



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Proboscis monkeys and their swamp forests in Sarawak

  • Elizabeth L. Bennett (a1)


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