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Title: Do spider monkeys use artificial canopy bridges to cross linear infrastructure?
Authors: Aureli, Filippo
Hutschenreiter, Anja
Araya Gamboa, Daniela
Arévalo-Huezo, Esmeralda
Avila Atagua, Tamara
Boiledieu, Colline
González Gallina, Alberto
Lindshield, Stacy
Narváez Rivera, Giselle M.
Rufray, Vincent
Thurber, Mark
Spaan, Denise
Keywords: linear infrastructure
canopy bridges
animal crossing
Publisher: Folia Primatologica
Citation: Aureli, F., Hutschenreiter, A., Araya Gamboa, D., Arévalo-Huezo, E., Avila Atagua, T., Boiledieu, C., gonzález Gallina, A., Lindshield, S., Narváez Rivera, G. M., Rufray, V., Thurber, M., y Spaan, D. (2022). Do spider monkeys use artificial canopy bridges to cross linear infrastructure?. Folia Primatologica, 93(3-6), 361-370.
Abstract: Deforestation impacts canopy connectivity when landscapes are fragmented due to roads and other types of linear infrastructure. Natural canopy bridges become vital to arboreal animals, especially for animals that are reluctant to use the ground. When canopy regrowth cannot occur, artificial canopy bridges have been implemented to mitigate the consequences of linear infrastructure. The aim of our study was to evaluate the evidence for the use of artificial canopy bridges by spider monkeys (Ateles spp.) to cross linear infrastructure that interrupts canopy connectivity. We report details of five cases in which the absence of evidence for spider monkeys using artificial canopy bridges to cross linear infrastructure was based on systematic monitoring. We examined the factors that may constrain spider monkeys to use artificial faunal overpasses and made recommendations for effective artificial faunal overpasses for spider monkeys.
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