Extractive Industries and Ape Conservation (State of the Apes)

Extractive Industries and Ape Conservation (State of the Apes)

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Arcus Foundation
Cambridge University Press, 3/27/2014
EAN 9781107696211, ISBN10: 1107696216

Paperback, 378 pages, 25 x 17.3 x 2.3 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

Current dominant thinking and practice in the private and public sectors asserts that peoples' development needs are in conflict with, or mutually exclusive to, the need to conserve the biosphere on which we depend. Consequently, we are asked to either diminish development in the name of conservation or diminish conservation in the name of development. Efforts to identify complementary objectives, or mutually acceptable trade-offs and compromises indicate, however, that this does not always have to be the case. This first volume in the State of the Apes series draws attention to the evolving context within which great ape and gibbon habitats are increasingly interfacing with extractive industries. Intended for a broad range of policy makers, industry experts, decision makers, academics, researchers and NGOs, these publications aim to influence debate, practice and policy, seeking to reconcile ape conservation and welfare, and economic and social development, through objective and rigorous analysis.

The Arcus Foundation
Notes to readers
Part I
1. From global to local
the megatrends at the interface of apes and industry and the case of trade, law, and finance
2. Land tenure
industry, ape conservation, and communities
3. Ecological impacts of extractive industries on ape populations
4. Avoiding the chainsaws
industrial timber extraction and apes
5. Mining/oil extraction and ape populations and habitats
6. Artisanal and small-scale mining and apes
7. The bigger picture
indirect impacts of extractive industries on apes and ape habitat
8. Case studies of national responses to the impacts of extractive industries on great apes
Part II
9. The status of apes across Africa and Asia
10. Status of captive apes across Africa and Asia
the impact of extractive industry
Acronyms and abbreviations