Funding for this research was provided by:
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (57212311)
Gesellschaft für Primatologie
Primate Conservation Inc. (PCI# 1299)
Received: 7 May 2018
Accepted: 24 July 2018
First Online: 8 August 2018
: The field research was authorized by the Ministére de l’Environment, des Eaux et Forêts Malgache [Autorisation de recherche no. 063/15/MEEMEF/SG/DGF/DCB.SAP/SCB du 12/03/2015, Autorisation de recherche no. 34/16/MEEMEF/SG/DGF/DAPT/SCBT.Re (Renouvellement de l’Aut no. 210/15 du 27/08/2015)]. All animal handling and sampling procedures complied with the code of veterinary ethics and the German Protection of Animals Act and conformed to the accepted principles of animal welfare in experimental science and the principles defined in the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes. The fieldwork, furthermore, met the ethical guidelines for the treatment of primates of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie (GfP) and International Primatological Society (IPS) and accorded to the legal requirements formulated by the Malagasy authorities.
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