Apes, protected areas and infrastructure in Africa

Laurance, William F. (2018) Apes, protected areas and infrastructure in Africa. In: Rainer, Helga, White, Alison, and Lanjouw, Annette, (eds.) State of the Apes: infrastructure development and ape conservation. State of the Apes, III . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 106-135.

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[Extract] Equatorial Africa sustains the continent's highest levels of biodiversity, especially in the wet and humid tropical forests that harbor Africa's apes. This equatorial region, like much of sub-Saharan Africa, is facing dramatic changes in the extent, number and environmental impact of large-scale infrastructure projects. A key concern is how such projects and the broader land use changes they promote will affect protected areas—a cornerstone of wildlife conservation efforts. This chapter assesses the potential impact of new and planned infrastructure projects on protected areas in tropical Africa, particularly those harboring critical ape habitats. It focuses on Africa not because tropical Asia is any less important, but because analyses of comparable detail are available only for certain parts of the Asian tropics (Clements et al., 2014; Meijaard and Wich, 2014; Wich et al., 2016). Such knowledge gaps underscore the importance of future work on infrastructure impacts in Asia.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-108-43642-7
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Contributors: Stephen Asuma, Ephrem Balole, The Biodiversity Consultancy (TBC), Neil David Burgess, Geneviève Campbell, Guy Debonnet, European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Fauna and Flora International (FFI), International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP), Annette Lanjouw, Anna Behm Masozera, Sivha Mbake, Emily McKenzie, Emmanuel de Merode, Stephen Peedell, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP- WCMC), Virunga National Park and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 23:32
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