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Science and Conservation in African Forests The Benefits of Long-Term Research

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ISBN-10: 0521720583

ISBN-13: 9780521720588

Edition: 2008

Authors: Richard Wrangham, Elizabeth Ross

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Forests need apes as much as the apes need the forests. They are the gardeners of the forest - keystone species in the ecology of African and Southeast Asian forests, dispersing seeds, creating light gaps and pruning branch-tips whilst feeding. Their habitat comprises two of the planet's three major tropical forest blocks that are essential for global climate regulation. But the economic pressures that are destroying ape habitats are much greater than current available conservation finance. This unique case study from the Kibale national park illustrates how biological research has had diverse consequences for conservation. It examines effects on habitat management, community relations,…    
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Book details

List price: $77.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

List of contributors
Why the link between long-term research and conservation is a case worth making
Links between research and Protected Area management in Uganda
The use of research: how science in Uganda's National Parks has been applied
Long-term research and conservation in Kibale National Park
Monitoring forest-savannah dynamics in Kibale National Park with satellite imagery (1989-2003): implications for the management of wildlife habitat
Long-term studies reveal the conservation potential for integrating habitat restoration and animal nutrition
Long-term perspectives on forest conservation: lessons from research in Kibale National Park
Health and disease in the people, primates, and domestic animals of Kibale National Park: implications for conservation
The importance of training national and international scientists for conservation research
Community benefits from long-term research programs: a case study from Kibale National Park, Uganda
Potential interactions of research with the development and management of ecotourism
The human landscape around the Island Park: impacts and responses to Kibale National Park
Conservation and research in the Budongo Forest Reserve, Masindi District, Western Uganda
Long-term research and conservation in Gombe National Park, Tanzania
Long-term research and conservation in the Mahale Mountains, Tanzania
The contribution of long-term research by the Tai Chimpanzee Project to conservation
The Green Corridor Project: long-term research and conservation in Bossou, Guinea
Long-term research and conservation of the Virunga mountain gorillas
Long-term research and conservation of great apes: a global future
Long-term research and conservation: the way forward