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People can simultaneously give a hand to endangered apes and stay at safe distance

(Pensoft Publishers) Primates claim the highest proportion of endangered species among mammals, according to the IUCN Red List. Yet, plenty of studies have proven that while researchers and ecotourists raise vital for ape conservation knowledge and funds, it is actually human presence that can easily compromise primates' well-being. In a paper, published in the open-access journal BioRisk, Rhiannon Schultz seeks the golden mean between giving ape species a hand and keeping safe distance from the individuals.
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