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Ape conservation

We have 10 items tagged with ‘Ape conservation’.
  • A mountain gorilla.

    New small grants initiative will support activities related to great apes conservation and development

    Applications are now open for grants, managed by the People and Conservation Learning Group, that address important great apes related conservation and development issues in Cameroon, DRC or Uganda

    15 December 2020 | News | Biodiversity
  • A mountain gorilla

    Local economic development through gorilla tourism

    Gorilla-tracking tourist activities in Uganda's Bwindi national park generate critical revenue for conservation, but local benefits from tourism are limited and the illegal use of the park's resources continues. This project developed and tested new community-based tourism products and services to improve local skills and job opportunities, and the long-term prospects for the park

    25 May 2016 | Project | Biodiversity
  • A stray ape rescued by Limbe Wildlife Centre in South West Cameroon (Photo: Stanley Dinsi)

    TV documentary highlights conservation and poverty links in Cameroon

    Making a TV documentary about great ape conservation allowed the PCLG project in Cameroon to focus attention on the impacts on local communities

    13 April 2016 | Article | Biodiversity
  • An orangutan swinging between trees

    Addressing the interplay between agribusiness investments and ape conservation

    Recent years have witnessed a new wave of large-scale acquisitions for agribusiness investments in Africa and Asia. Countries that house a large proportion of the world's biodiversity and ape habitats and populations have lost areas of high biodiversity land to commercial agriculture. Despite much effort at local, national and global levels, evidence on the exact scale, location and coverage of agribusiness investments remains patchy and often unreliable

    10 October 2014 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Participants at the meeting establish how their NGO works with communities in DRC (Photo: Alessandra Guiliani/IIED)

    Poverty and conservation in DRC – what role for a network?

    A new network being set up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo aims to bring organisations together on poverty and conservation issues

    24 August 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A great ape (Photo: Noodlefish)

    Linking ape conservation with economic development and social justice

    Great ape conservation organisations are increasingly aware of the need to integrate issues relating to economic development and social justice if they are to be successful. This project aims to build capacity of organisations to do this internationally and in key African great ape range states.

    16 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Gorilla tourism in Uganda's Bwindi national park generates money for conservation, but not much for locals. Uganda PCLG is working to grow community income from tourism (Photo: Matthias Neuhaus, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    PCLG: an international learning network on the links between people and nature conservation

    PCLG international shares opportunities and research through two regular newsletters, and supports PCLG national groups in Cameroon, DRC and Uganda

    15 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Game reveals complex links between poverty and threats to apes

    There were 50 ape experts in a room and a quick game to play to break the ice. “If you agree with the statement, go to the left side of the room,” said the facilitator.

    13 January 2012 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • 2010 International Year of Biodiversity

    The United Nations has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity. It’s a key reminder of how fundamental biodiversity is to the health of planetary systems as well as human prosperity and wellbeing — and a chance for all of us to learn more.

    4 December 2011 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Paying local communities for ecosystem services: The Chimpanzee Conservation Corridor

    Chimpanzees in Uganda are under threat as their habitat is lost to agriculture and human settlements. Central to this problem is the attitude of most farmers that chimpanzees and forest habitat conservation are a threat to their own livelihoods. IIED and Chimpanzee Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT) showed how an equitable and financially sustainable payment scheme can compensate local landholders for conserving and restoring forest habitats and for protecting chimpanzee populations

    22 June 2011 | Project | Biodiversity
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