Human influence on the population decline and loss of genetic diversity in a small and isolated population of Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana)

@article{Chang2012HumanIO,
  title={Human influence on the population decline and loss of genetic diversity in a small and isolated population of Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana)},
  author={Zong Fei Chang and Mao Luo and Zhi Liu and Jing Yang and Zuo Fu Xiang and Ming Li and Linda Vigilant},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2012},
  volume={140},
  pages={105-114}
}
Human activities have caused worldwide loss and fragmentation of natural habitats, resulting in the decline and isolation of wild populations, consequently increasing their risks of extinctions. We investigated the genetic consequences of anthropogenic effects on the Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana) in the Shennongjia Nature Reserve (SNR), which is a small and isolated distribution of R. roxellana in China and would continue to be threatened by habitat degradation and loss… CONTINUE READING