Science and Conservation in African Forests The Benefits of Long-Term Research
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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, ecotourism and training. Lessons learned from this project over the last 20 years will inspire researchers and conservationists to work together to promote biodiversity through field projects.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/14/2008
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|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|