Chapter 7 examines the status of forested ape habitats by quantifying the rates of tropical forest destruction using the Global Forest Watch platform. This is the first in-depth analysis of forest loss to use spatially explicit, high-resolution forest change data across the entire ape range. Based on thousands of satellite images, the assessment quantifies annual loss of ape range forest between 2000 and 2014 and projects future habitat loss rates for each ape subspecies. The results can serve as a measure of their long-term survival.
Chapter 8 presents the findings of a study of 56 sanctuaries in ape range states. Captive apes are held in a variety of contexts, including private homes, public displays for tourists, zoos and safari parks, as well as specialized non-commercial care facilities, which are often referred to as rescue centers, rehabilitation centers or sanctuaries. This chapter discusses the history and context of such sanctuaries, as well as opportunities and challenges linked to ongoing and emerging threats.