The State of the Apes series looks at threats to great ape species and their habitats within the broader context of economic and community development. Each publication presents a different theme, providing an overview of how these factors interrelate and affect the current and future status of apes, with robust statistics, welfare indicators, and official and various other reports, providing an objective and rigorous analysis of relevant issues.
This book, the third volume of the publication, is focused on infrastructure development and ape conservation.
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- About the Editors
DATE PUBLISHED: November 2018
FORMAT: Hardback, paperback and e-edition
ISBN 978-1-108-42321-2 Hardback ISBN 978-1-108-43641-0 Paperback
LENGTH: 354 pages
DIMENSIONS: 247 x 190 x 17 mm
Table of Contents
The Arcus Foundation
Notes to Readers
Introduction to Section 1: Infrastructure Development and Ape Conservation
Chapter 1: Towards More Sustainable Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities in Ape Range States of Africa and Asia
Chapter 2: Impacts of Infrastructure on Apes, Indigenous Peoples and Other Local Communities
Chapter 3: Deforestation Along Roads: Monitoring Threats to Ape Habitat
Chapter 4: Apes, Protected Areas and Infrastructure in Africa
Chapter 5: Roads, Apes and Biodiversity Conservation: Case Studies from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar and Nigeria
Chapter 6: Renewable Energy and the Conservation of Apes and Ape Habitat
Introduction to Section 2: The Status and Welfare of Great Apes and Gibbons
Chapter 7: Mapping Change in Ape Habitats: Forest Status, Loss, Protection and Risk
Chapter 8: The Status of Captive Apes
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, United States, and Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Annette Lanjouw, Arcus Foundation—Co-Executive Director and Head of the Great Apes & Gibbons 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 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 the Congo. 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, Lanjouw holds a BSc in zoology and psychology from Victoria University in New Zealand and a doctorandus degree in behavioral ecology from the Rijksuniversiteit 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, and on links between refugee health 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 State of the Apes, the world’s first publication series looking at threats and dangers facing great apes and gibbons in every region where they live.
Alison White, State of the Apes—Production Coordinator and Editor
Alison White is 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 environmental, development and cultural advocacy positions since completing her MSc in 1999, including in Botswana, Gabon, South Africa and Uganda. 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.