State of the Apes
Extractive Industries and Ape Conservation
- About the Editors
Current dominant thinking and practice in the private and public sectors asserts that peoples’ development needs are in conflict with, or mutually exclusive to, the need to conserve the biosphere on which we depend. Consequently, we are asked to either diminish development in the name of conservation or diminish conservation in the name of development. Efforts to identify complementary objectives, or mutually acceptable trade-offs and compromises indicate, however, that this does not always have to be the case. This first volume in the State of the Apes series draws attention to the evolving context within which great ape and gibbon habitats are increasingly interfacing with extractive industries. Intended for a broad range of policy makers, industry experts, decision makers, academics, researchers and NGOs, these publications aim to influence debate, practice and policy, seeking to reconcile ape conservation and welfare, and economic and social development, through objective and rigorous analysis.
DATE PUBLISHED: May 2014
LENGTH: 377 pages
DIMENSIONS: 247 x 190 x 17 mm
CONTAINS: 2 b/w illus. 130 colour illus. 23 tables
Table of Contents
The Arcus Foundation
Notes to readers
1. From global to local: the megatrends at the interface of apes and industry and the case of trade, law, and finance
2. Land tenure: industry, ape conservation, and communities
3. Ecological impacts of extractive industries on ape populations
4. Avoiding the chainsaws: industrial timber extraction and apes
5. Mining/oil extraction and ape populations and habitats
6. Artisanal and small-scale mining and apes
7. The bigger picture: indirect impacts of extractive industries on apes and ape habitat
8. Case studies of national responses to the impacts of extractive industries on great apes
9. The status of apes across Africa and Asia
10. Status of captive apes across Africa and Asia: the impact of extractive industry
Acronyms and abbreviations
The Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. The Foundation has offices in New York City, US, and Cambridge, UK.
Annette Lanjouw is a highly regarded expert in great ape conservation, having worked with chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas in the wild as well as working extensively in conservation strategy, program implementation and research. For 15 years she was director of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme which works to conserve the fewer than 800 mountain gorillas inhabiting the forests on the border of Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Ms. Lanjouw served as scientific advisor to world-renowned wildlife filmmaker Alan Root, as Central Africa program officer for the Wildlife Conservation Society, and as project manager and field director for the Frankfurt Zoological Society’s Chimpanzee Conservation Project in eastern DRC. Before joining Arcus, she was international program officer for the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. A native of the Netherlands, Ms. Lanjouw holds a BSc in zoology and psychology from Victoria University in New Zealand and a doctorandus degree in behavioral ecology from the Rijks Universiteit in the Netherlands. She is scientific advisor to the Trust for African Rock Art, and a member of the Species Survival Commission Primate Specialist Group, the Trans-boundary Conservation Specialist Group, and the World Commission on Protected Areas.
Helga has extensive experience in natural resource management, conflict and development. She has worked with both national and international NGOs in Europe, Asia and Africa on project development and implementation. Her work has included research on urban environment projects in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as well as development of regional conservation strategies in South West Uganda. Helga served as the Uganda Country Program Officer for the International Gorilla Conservation Program, where she strengthened community participation in conservation and also published work on transboundary natural resource management. She is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where her doctoral research focuses on linkages between conservation and conflict. She holds an MSc in environmental science from the University of Bath and BS in genetics from the University College London.
Alison White has been contracted by the Arcus Foundation as Production Coordinator and Editor of State of the Apes. Alison holds a BSc in Environmental Studies from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MSc in Tourism and Conservation from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent. She has worked in the fields of environment, development and cultural advocacy since completing her MSc in 1999; including positions in Botswana, Gabon, South Africa, and Uganda. In 2003-2004 she co-compiled and edited Voices of the San: Living in Southern Africa Today (2004), a coffee table book that brought together voices from San groups across southern Africa for the first time, to present the story of their lives. Alison also has management experience in marketing and communications.