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Director: Robert H. Horwich
Mission: In order to promote global diversity and sustainable land use, Community Conservation, Inc. catalyzes, facilitates and empowers local people to manage and conserve natural resources within the social, cultural and economic context of their communities.
Clientele: local community members in areas CC works
Principal Research Programs: Behavior and ecology of the black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra); Reintroduction of howler monkeys to other parts of Belize; Biological diversity assessments of program areas; Studies of forest succession following slash and burn agricultures; Studies of the useful plants of the rainforest. Conservation of mantled howler monkeys in Nicaragua; Conservation of the golden langur (Trachypithecus geei) and other primates and wildlife in Assam and the northeastern states of India. Conservation of squirrel monkeys, spider monkeys, capuchins and howlers in Costa Rica. Conservation of ring tailed lemurs (lemur catta). Verreaux's sifaka(Propithecus v. verrauxi), mouse lemurs (microcebus), other wildlife and spiny dry forests of south and southwestern Madagascar. Conservation of the yellow tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda), other wildlife and the cloud forest of northern Peru.
Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate; Field work opportunities available on occasion; Program emphasis: Social behavior; Ecology; Community conservation; Note: Work with serious volunteers/interns on community-based sanctuary projects.
Financial Aid: No financial aid available.
Number of Staff: 3
Associated Field Sites: Community Baboon Sanctuary, PO Box 1428, Belize City, Belize - Jesse Young(contact person) Gales Point, Manatee, Belize Chococente Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua Manas Biosphere Reserve, Assam India Kakoijana Reserve Forestm assam, India (Sadashib Sen, Arnab Bose, Raju Das, Natures Foster, Bongaigaon, Assam, India
Supported Species: Alouatta pigra (black howler), Ateles geoffroyi (Geoffroy's spider monkey), Hoolock hoolock (western hoolock gibbon), Lemur catta (ring-tailed lemur), Macaca arctoides (stump-tailed macaque), Macaca assamensis (Assamese macaque), Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), Microcebus (mouse lemur), Nycticebus coucang (slow loris), Oreonax flavicauda (yellow-tailed woolly monkey), Propithecus v. verreauxi (sifaka), Trachypithecus geei (golden langur), Trachypithecus phayrei (Phayre's leaf monkey), Trachypithecus pileatus (capped langur)
Publications: "A Belizean Rain Forest-The Community Baboon Sanctuary", a 420 page text available for $21.00 post paid in US; Primates of Northeast India available for $25.00 Postpaid in US; "CC Update" (Newsletter) twice a year in June and December newsletters and professional publications can be downloaded from www.communityconservation.org
Last Updated: 2009-06-02
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