Yellow-breasted capuchin monkey (Cebus xanthosternos)
Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 12055114
This is an individual project, part of a doctoral thesis, which aims to understand the ecological mechanisms that allow the yellow-breasted capuchin monkey to survive in mangrove forests, which may constitute a vitally important environment for the conservation of the species. The project will begin in January, 2013. The study area is Arambipe Island at the mouth of the São Francisco River in northeastern Brazil. The focal species, the yellow-breasted capuchin monkey (Cebus xanthosternos) is a critically endangered primate that is endemic to northeastern Brazil south and east of the São Francisco River, with the study area representing the eastern extreme of the geographic range of the species. The focal habitat is the mangrove forests and associated coastal ecosystems within the Brazilian Atlantic Forest biome.
Project 12055114 location - Brazil, South America