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November 2018
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State of the Apes (3)

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Infrastructure development in Africa and Asia is expanding at breakneck speed, largely in biodiversity-rich developing nations. The trend reflects governments' efforts to promote economic growth in response to increasing populations, rising consumption rates and persistent inequalities. Large-scale infrastructure development is regularly touted as a way to meet the growing demand for energy, transport and food - and as a key to poverty alleviation. In practice, however, road networks, hydropower dams and 'development corridors' tend to have adverse effects on local populations, natural habitats and biodiversity. Such projects typically weaken the capacity of ecosystems to maintain ecological functions on which wildlife and human communities depend, particularly in the face of climate change. This title is also available as Open Access via Cambridge Core.


'This gives valuable insights that stretch well beyond ape conservation … illustrated by beautiful photos and a range of case studies, this book makes an interesting, if depressing, read.'

Rebecca Nesbit Source: The Biologist

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  • Frontmatter
    pp i-iv
  • Foreword
    pp v-vi
  • Contents
    pp vii-viii
  • The Arcus Foundation
    pp ix-ix
  • Acknowledgments
    pp x-xi
  • Apes Overview
    pp xii-xxix
  • Introduction
    pp xxx-8
  • Section 1
    pp 9-9
  • 2 - Impacts of Infrastructure on Apes, Indigenous Peoples and Other Local Communities
    pp 40-79
  • 3 - Deforestation Along Roads: Monitoring Threats to Ape Habitat
    pp 80-105
  • 4 - Apes, Protected Areas and Infrastructure in Africa
    pp 106-135
  • 6 - Renewable Energy and the Conservation of Apes and Ape Habitat
    pp 166-196
  • Section 2
    pp 197-197
  • Introduction
    pp 198-199
  • 7 - Mapping Change in Ape Habitats: Forest Status, Loss, Protection and Future Risk
    pp 200-223
  • 8 - The Status of Captive Apes
    pp 224-263
  • Annexes
    pp 264-278
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
    pp 279-281
  • Glossary
    pp 282-290
  • References
    pp 291-343
  • Index
    pp 344-354


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