The State of the Apes series examines threats to 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 interconnect and affect the current and future status of apes. Presenting robust statistics, welfare indicators, and data from official and various other reports, the series provides an objective and rigorous analysis of relevant issues.
This book, the fourth volume of the series, is focused on the killing, capture, trade and conservation of apes.
- Publication Details
- About the Editors
DATE PUBLISHED: 2020
FORMAT: Hardback, paperback and e-edition
ISBN 978-1-108-48794-8 Hardback ISBN 978-1-108-73826-2 Paperback
LENGTH: 408 pages
DIMENSIONS: 247 x 190 x 17 mm
Table of Contents
The Arcus Foundation
Notes to Readers
Introduction to Section 1: Killing, Capture, Trade and Conservation
Chapter 1: The Impact of Killing, Capture and Trade on Apes and their Habitat
Chapter 2: Understanding and Responding to Cultural Drivers of the Ape Trade
Chapter 3: Socioeconomics and the Trade in Ape Meat and Parts
Chapter 4: Drivers of the Illegal Trade in Live Apes
Chapter 5: Curbing the Illegal Killing, Capture and Trade in Apes: Responses at Source
Chapter 6: Protecting Apes: The Legal and Regulatory Environment
Introduction to Section 2: The Status and Welfare of Great Apes and Gibbons
Chapter 7: The Status of Apes: A Foundation for Systematic, Evidence-based Conservation
Chapter 8: The Campaign for Nonhuman Rights and the Status of Captive Apes
Acronyms and Abbreviations
The Arcus Foundation is a private grantmaking institution dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. The Foundation’s work is based on the belief that respect for diversity among peoples and in nature is essential to a positive future for our planet and all of its inhabitants. The foundation works globally and has offices in New York City and Cambridge, UK.
Annette Lanjouw, Arcus Foundation—Chief Executive Officer
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 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—Great Apes & Gibbons Program Director, Research, Learning & Evaluation
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, Arcus Foundation—Great Apes & Gibbons Program Officer, Research, Learning & Evaluation
Alison holds a bachelor’s of science in environmental studies from Manchester Metropolitan University and a master’s of science in tourism and conservation from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent. She has worked in advocacy, development, and environmental positions since completing her master’s in 1999, in Botswana, Gabon, South Africa, Uganda and the UK. Alison helped to set up the Uganda Community Tourism Association in 1998 and worked with the communities to build capacity until 2001. She co-compiled and edited Voices of the San: Living in Southern Africa Today (2004), and has been the production coordinator and editor of the Arcus Foundation publication series State of the Apes since 2012.