Effects of Water Availability and Habitat Quality on Bark-Stripping Behavior in Barbary Macaques

@article{Ciani2001EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of Water Availability and Habitat Quality on Bark-Stripping Behavior in Barbary Macaques},
  author={Andrea Ciani and L. Martinoli and Claudio Capiluppi and Mohamed Arahou and Mohamed Mouna},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={15},
  pages={259-265}
}
: The cedar oak forest of the Middle Atlas in Morocco is not only the last of the large forests in the southern Mediterranean, but it also contains all the surviving forest biodiversity. This forest has been severely affected by drought, overgrazing by mixed herds of goat and sheep, and excessive logging for timber, firewood, and livestock fodder. Recently, cedar bark stripping by Barbary Macaques (   Macaca sylvanus) has begun to have an effect on the forest. We investigated this behavior by… Expand

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