Objectives of the research project

Here is a summary of the objectives of the project, followed by more detailed lists of primary and secondary objectives. Summary of the aims of the research project Determine the population size, location, genetics, and diet of samango monkeys in the Midlands, KZN. Determine the manner in which human intervention has impacted on these areas. Observe Samango monkey … Continue reading Objectives of the research project

Background to the research project

The samango monkey is South Africa’s only exclusively forest-dwelling primate. South African forests are highly fragmented and form the country’s smallest biome (ecological community), covering only about 0.1% of the country. Loss and fragmentation of habitat is the greatest threat to primates worldwide and also to samango monkey populations in South Africa. Samango monkeys play … Continue reading Background to the research project