Primate Tourism

Hansen, Malene Friis, Kaburu, Stefano, Morrow, Kristen and Marechal, Laetitia (2023) Primate Tourism. In: Primates in Anthropogenic Landscapes. Springer, pp. 183-201. ISBN 978-3-031-11736-7, 978-3-031-11735-0

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Primate tourism, where people travel and see non-human primates, is a rapidly growing activity. This chapter introduces the history and the multidimensions of primate tourism across the world. We then focus on tourism associated with wild primate viewing and assess the costs and benefits of primate tourism related to habitat protection, revenue generation, co-existence with local communities, knowledge sharing, provisioning, health and habituation. Following this assessment, we explore the different drivers for human-primate interactions associated with primate tourism. This chapter concludes by summarising responsible primate tourism guidelines.

Keywords:Health, Human-primate interactions, Management, Provisioning, Viewing primates
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C310 Applied Zoology
C Biological Sciences > C810 Applied Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C910 Applied Biological Sciences
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D330 Veterinary Public Health
C Biological Sciences > C120 Behavioural Biology
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D320 Animal Health
C Biological Sciences > C300 Zoology
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D328 Animal Welfare
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:52979
Deposited On:16 Jan 2023 14:43

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