On the strength of Ayres' work on the uakari
, more than a million hectares of floodplain forests and wetlands were designated as the Mamiraua Ecological Station in 1990--a strict status that forbade any form of human habitation.
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Perhaps the most unique and fascinating of the creatures of Mamiraua are the white uakari
Much of this work involves little-known or endangered wildlife, like the uakari
monkey, or species of particular economic importance to the local communities.
The Rainforest Trust claims that it 'lies in an area that has some of the highest levels of biodiversity ever recorded on the planet', with more than 550 bird species, nearly 80 amphibians, and more than 120 mammals, including rare species such as red uakari
monkeys, jaguars, and tapirs.
Comparative feeding ecology of the uakari
and bearded saki, Cacajao and Chiropotes.
armadillo, giant aye-aye bat (12 species) cat (small, 9 species) cheetah deer (22 species) elephant, Asian gazelle (10 species) gorilla jaguar kangaroo rat (6 species) langur (6 species) leopard, clouded lion, Asiatic manatee, West Indian mandrill marmoset (4 species) monkey (18 species) mouse (17 species) ocelot orangutan oryx, Arabian otter (5 species) panda, giant panther, Florida puma, eastern rhinoceros (5 species) seal (4 species) tapir (4 species) tiger uakari
(all species) vole (3 species) wallaby (6 species) whale (7 species) yak, wild zebra, mountain