Variation in behavioural traits of two frugivorous mammals may lead to differential responses to human disturbance

Luc Roscelin Dongmo Tédonzong, Jacob Willie, Sandra Tewamba Makengveu, Luc Lens & Nikki Tagg
Human activities can lead to a shift in wildlife species’ spatial distribution. Understanding the specific effects of human activities on ranging behaviour can improve conservation management of wildlife populations in human-dominated landscapes. This study evaluated the effects of forest use by humans on the spatial distribution of mammal species with different behavioural adaptations, using sympatric western lowland gorilla and central chimpanzee as focal species. We collected data on great ape nest locations, ecological and physical...
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