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Coexistence between humans and capuchin (Sapajus libidinosus) in an urban fragment of the Cerrado in Brazil.
Gustavo Brandão Garcia. Federal University of Uberlândia, Ituiutaba, MG, Brazil

Brazil is home to the greatest biodiversity of primates, with 113 species in total, representing around 18% of the world. The capuchin monkey (Sapajus libidinosus) is a Neotropical primate, endemic to Brazil that has peculiar behaviors, among them the use of tools for different purposes and the varied vocalizations. Ethnoprimatology is based on interactions between non-human and human primates, in order to understand the relationships and perceptions between them that have been occurring for a long time. It is important to note that such relationships may not be conflicting, looking for the best way to live harmoniously in the same ecosystem. Therefore, the present study aims to carry out an ethnoprimatological characterization of Ituiutaba (MG - Brazil), through semi-structured interviews with local residents, where houses were stopped near the Parque do Goiabal, an urban fragment of Cerrado that is threatened due to the agriculture and livestock activities, in addition to real estate development. Therefore, the work aims to understand the behavior of residents with the group of capuchin monkeys, in order to improve the protection and coexistence between humans and primates.