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Cover: Hunting of endangered species, especially large primates, by Matsigenka indigenous people living in Manu National Park, Peru, has prompted debate over whether indigenous populations living in tropical parks have the potential to be conservation partners or should be treated as threats to biodiversity conservation. Participatory monitoring of hunting in the park showed that even after decades of subsistence hunting and localized depletion, large primates and other vulnerable species continue to be hunted at high rates, indicating source-sink dynamics and suggesting that there is time to devise a co-management plan. See pages 1174–1185. Photos by Glenn Shepard Jr. (top) and Julia Ohl (bottom).