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Primate Conservation (New World monkeys) - Diploma
Primate Conservation (New World monkeys) Diploma

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This course has been prepared primarily for monkey conservation charities, in particular Mates of Primates but is also available to members of the public or anyone interested in working in a voluntary or paid capacity with primate conservation. Modules 1 and 2 are covered in the primatology diploma so anybody who has already completed that course would be given exemption from doing them again.

This course is also introduced by Prof Simon Bearder of Oxford Brookes University, for those without experience of primates, this is a good primer to do the MSc Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes

Course Modules
1. What is a Primate?
  • Mammals and their characteristics
  • The classification of the primates
  • The distinction between New World and Old World primates
  • The distribution of the primates
  • The senses and how they are used
  • The diet of primates
  • Introduction to primate behaviour
2. New World Primates
  • The location of the new world and distribution of the monkeys
  • The differences between Old and New World monkeys and their characteristics
  • the Callitrichidae and the Cebidae groups and the species within them, for example marmosets, tamarinds, capuchins
  • howler monkeys and their communication
3. Primate Behaviour
  • The different group structures in different species, and the different types of relationships, for example monogamous and polygamous groups
  • The dispersal of males to form new groups
  • Dominance and hierarchies within groups
  • Aggression and displays
  • Grooming and social interaction
  • Play and development
  • Altruism
  • Primate culture and learning
4. Ecological Principles
  • What is ecology? An introduction to the principles
  • The different biomes of the world
  • Biodiversity
  • Adaptations and natural selection and how evolution occurs
  • Changes within a community, and factors that affect population size
  • Evolutionary stable strategies
5. The Primate Environment
  • Socioecology - the relationship between the environment and social development
  • Different types of diet and strategies for survival
  • Resource competition between primates
  • Foraging groups consisting of more than one species of primates
  • Competition for mating opportunities
  • The risks of predation and strategies used by primates to avoid predators
  • Primates in captivity and the effects of captivity on behaviour
6. Conservation
  • The threats that primates around the world are under
  • National Parks and Community-Based Conservation
  • Logging and the bushmeat trade
  • Ecotourism and its effects on primates
  • The pet trade and primates kept as pets
  • Rehabilitation, reintroduction and translocation and the issues associated with releasing primates into the wild from captivity

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5 of 5 Amazing October 20, 2018
Reviewer: from Catterick  
Read through the course for Mates Of Primates such an amazing organisation and look forward to seeing our military personnel becoming qualified giving them the experience to combat the Primate Pet Trade

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