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Proceedings of the 5th International lion-tailed macaque symposium

The Fifth International Symposium on lion-tailed macaque was held on January 11-13, 1999 at the University of Mysore, Mysore, India. Fourteen scientific research papers were presented on demography, conservation, habitat and vegetation, ecology, social behavior, reproduction, sympatricity, and captive management of lion-tailed macaques. These papers not only covered most of the issues related to the free-ranging and captive populations, but also updated the available information ...

List of food-plants eaten by the lion-tailed macaques

Studies in different parts of the Western Ghats show that a total of 218 food plants are used as food-resources by the lion-tailed macaques (from 61 plant families) and two were bryophytes (ferns). Nearly 75% of the food plants are trees species. This list is compiled from SIX studies conducted in different areas, from 1977 to 2000. Important food-plants are given in bold...

List of rainforest tree species found in the Western Ghats, southern India

Research work and surveys done on the rainforest trees from 1869 to 2003 reveal that are 857 extant tree species present in the rainforests of the Western Ghats. This list includes 'littoral', 'dry deciduous' and 'montane rainforest' tree species. Experience suggests that these trees are present at the fringes and sometimes within the rainforests. This also includes tree species that have been discovered in the past few years. Some are new to Science and some have an extended range. Range extension means tree species that are found elsewhere (like Sri Lanka, Malaysia etc) and whose distribution has been discovered in the Western Ghats ...

Summary of the C.A.M.P. Report on the status of the South Asian Primates

A Conservation Assessment and Management Plan Workshop for South Asian Non-human Primates was held during 5-9 March 2002 at the State Forest Service College (SFSC) in Coimbatore, India. About 50 participants including field biologists and taxonomists from all over South Asia participated along with four Indian zoo personnel and two members of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group from USA and UK. The primary focus of the workshop was on the endemic primate taxa of South Asia which number 33 in 2 families, e.g. Cercopithecidae (25 taxa) and Loridae (7 taxa). The output from the workshop was submitted to the PSG Vice Chair for Asia for submission to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003. This is a valuable practical application of data from local field biologists and primate students from South Asia and a credit to their work ...

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