The Royal Society Publishing, Philosophical Transactions B Cover image
In Fazenda Boa Vista (Piauí, Brazil), wild bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) habitually use percussive tools. This alpha male, weighing 4.2 kg, uses a 3.5 kg stone tool to crack a very resistant piassava nut.
Within the network that monitors, in the Mediterranean sea, cetaceans and their associated threats, a protocol was developed to compute marine macrolitter according to the needs of the EU Marine Strategy (MSFD) and Barcelona Convention Ecosystem Approach (EcAp). Floating macrolitter is a pertinent indicator to assess if measures are successful in reducing waste ending in the sea. The photos were shot during the surveys in the Adriatic sea and hopefully a travelling exhibition will come soon.
A photo report documenting 90 days spent observing a group of capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) in the forest of Fazenda Boa Vista (Piauì, Brazil). The pictures give an overview of the life and habits of these monkeys, showing their behaviors and the environment where they spend their time.
Capuchins' special skills, rich social life and their deep expressions make them a perfect subject for a photographer aiming to document wildlife and, at the same time, convey emotions through the camera lens.
The Bearded Capuchin Monkeys of Fazenda Boa Vista Assistant to editing and writing
A scientific documentary by Elisabetta Visalberghi and Alessandro Albani.
This DVD illustrates the research carried out by an international team (see www.ethocebus.net) on the behavior of wild tool using bearded capuchin monkeys that live in Fazenda Boa Vista (Gilbués, Piauí State, Brazil). The DVD is appealing to a large audience and scientifically rigorous.
The DVD provides a general overview of the ecology and behavior of this population. It is organized in five chapters: The ecology of wild capuchins, Stone tool use, Infant care and social behavior, Feeding and foraging activities and Becoming proficient foragers.
There are three extra chapters. Early days illustrates the beginning of the research. Field experiments on tool use illustrates some of the innovative procedures carried out to investigate stone tool use. Humans and environment provides information about the people living in this area and the threat of deforestation and intensive agriculture to capuchins’ survival.
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Funds raised with the DVD will be used to support research, education and conservation