This publication aims to enable non-scientists as well as scientists to appreciate the coconut crab as the valuable commodity, and that the work will stimulate everyone involved in the management of renewable natural resources to become more active in conserving the remaining stocks of coconut crabs. Details of the methods used and the important results obtained from an ACIAR-funded study have been published in appropriate scientific journals. Summaries of (or at least reference to) these results are included in this volume, with relevant citation details. Other areas of investigation which were considered to have management importance, but for one reason or another did not entirely fall within the guidelines of the mainline journals, are also included.
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