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  • Print publication year: 2021
  • Online publication date: January 2021

10 - Determining the Presence of Habitual Travel Route Networks in Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus morio) in Kutai National Park, Borneo

from Part II - GIS Analysis in Fine-Scale Space

Summary

Recent field research has shown that some wild primates possess detailed knowledge of the location and quality of many resources in their home ranges (Janson & Byrne 2007). Understanding how nonhuman primates (hereafter primates) store, organize, and use such information is important for understanding the evolution of human spatial cognition. Knowledge of primate spatial cognition can also inform conservation initiatives for threatened populations by improving protected habitat such that primates are encouraged to travel through desired areas and discouraged from traveling near human development, thereby reducing primate–human conflict.

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