Intended for a broad range of policymakers, industry experts, decision makers, academics, researchers, and NGOs, this publication aims to influence debate, practice, and policy, seeking to reconcile ape conservation and welfare with economic and social development, through objective and rigorous analysis.
- Publication Details
- About the Editors
DATE PUBLISHED: December 2015
FORMAT: Hardback, paperback and e-edition
ISBN: HB – 978-1-107-13968-8 PB – 978-1-316-50523-6
LENGTH: 360 pages
DIMENSIONS: 247 x 190 x 17 mm
CONTAINS: 1 b/w illus. 116 colour illus. 19 tables
Table of Contents
The Arcus Foundation
Notes to Readers
Chapter 1: Economic Development and Conservation of Biodiversity: Understanding the Interface of Ape Conservation and Industrial Agriculture
Chapter 2: Encroaching on Ape Habitat: Deforestation and Industrial Agriculture in Cameroon, Liberia and Borneo
Chapter 3: From Habitat to Plantation: Causes of Conversion in sub-Saharan Africa
Chapter 4: Legal Frameworks at the Interface between Industrial Agriculture and Ape Conservation
Chapter 5: From Process to Impact of a Voluntary Standard: the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
Chapter 6: Impacts of Industrial Agriculture on Ape Ecology
Introduction to Section 2: The Status and Welfare of Great Apes and Gibbons
Chapter 7: Ape Populations over Time: Case Studies from Gombe, Mount Halimun Salak, Sabangau and Wamba
Chapter 8: The Status of Captive Apes
Annex I: Apes and Industrial Agriculture Questionnaire Responses
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, Arcus Foundation – Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Great Apes Program
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 Rainer, Arcus Foundation – Conservation Program Director
Helga has over 15 years of experience in natural resource management, research, and project development in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Her work has included research on urban environment projects in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as well as linkages between health of refugees and environmental degradation in Kenya. She has served as the Uganda Country Program Officer/Regional Policy Advisor for the International Gorilla Conservation Programme and African Wildlife Foundation, where she strengthened community participation in conservation, contributed to the development of a national tourism policy and implemented regional conservation strategies. Helga has a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science where she researched the role of conservation in armed conflict. She holds an MSc in Environmental Science, Policy and Planning from the University of Bath and a BSc in Genetics from University College London. She is the lead editor for the State of the Apes report, the world’s first publication series looking at threats and dangers facing great apes and gibbons in every region where they live.
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.