Trained as an ethologist and ecologist, Rob Horwich has published over 100 papers on avian and mammalian infant development and primate behavior and ecology since 1962. He began working as a community conservationist in 1984 and is the cofounder and director of the organization Community Conservation.

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In the mideighties, seven villages in the Belizean rainforest pledged to conserve their lands for the region’s endangered black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra). The agreement was unprecedented and sparked the creation of the first community-led conservation project in Belize. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of similar projects around the …

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