American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of east-central Brazil north of Belo Horizonte. It is a trade and shipping center in an agricultural region. Population: 323,000.
“The muriqui population at Montes Claros has been more closely studied than any other.”
“If reproductive behavior has any strong relevance to the question of viability for the Montes Claros muriquis and those other small populations—which it does—then the timing of my visit is excellent and the peepshow is highly germane.”
“And the bus driver, by the way, he might know Montes Claros under another name—he might call the place Feliciano.”
“While B. arachnoides overall has remained sorely endangered, and some of the other populations have shrunk badly, the population here at Montes Claros has boomed.”
“But the schedule of my trip up to Montes Claros allows me a few days of gawking in Rio.”
“Take the morning bus east out of Caratinga on a little dirt road toward Ipanema, and ask the driver to drop you at the Montes Claros gate.”
“If animals must be moved between populations, Strier hopes that none will be taken from Montes Claros and none will be brought here.”
“She holds a strong opinion about whether the Montes Claros population should be subjected to drastic, intrusive conservation measures—removal of wild individuals for captive breeding, artificial arrangement of mating matches, introduction of captive-bred animals to the wild—such as Carl Jones applied to the Mauritius kestrel.”
“But I came here to Montes Claros for a look at the muriqui in its element, not just to collect facts, and on that basis the day does seem to be off to a good start.”
“The forest at Montes Claros is large enough to support two family groups, each containing a few dozen animals.”
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