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Xiaobahe, Mt. Wuliang: Behavioural ecology and conservation of black gibbons in Yunnan

Field study:
Behavioural ecology and conservation of black gibbons in Yunnan

Location of field site:
Xiaobahe, Mt. Wuliang, Yunnan Province, China

Contact person:
Dr. Jiang Xuelong
Prof. Wang Yingxiang

Mailing address:
32 Jiaochang Donglu
Yunnan 650223
P.R. China

Research objectives:
1) Provide basic data to develop management strategies, test hypothesis, and construct systems models.
2) Provide precise information about changes of distribution and the environmental factors which determine the present geographic distribution.
3) Contribute to the understanding of habitat structure and its relation to the environment's carrying capacity.
4) elucidate the impact of human encroachment on gibbon habitat and its effect on the popultaion sustainability.

Field positions and volunteers:
Xiaobahe: a small hut with electricity generated by water. Climactic data and phenology data are collected continually. Some students (2-4) are possible to be arranged to do some research work at the site. Reasonable logistical support is available.

Species studied:
Western black crested gibbon (Nomascus concolor)

Other species found at site:
Phayre's leaf monkey (Trachypithecus crepusculus)
Stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides)
Rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta)

Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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