Atuo, Fidelis Akunke Ivande, Samuel T Wala, Zingfa J Manu, Shiiwa and O’Connell, Timothy J 2016. Current distribution, breeding population and habitat use of the globally threatened Grey-necked PicathartesPicathartes oreasin south-eastern Nigeria: a call for conservation action. Ostrich, Vol. 87, Issue. 2, p. 101.
IMONG, INAOYOM KÜHL, HJALMAR S. ROBBINS, MARTHA M. and MUNDRY, ROGER 2016. Evaluating the potential effectiveness of alternative management scenarios in ape habitat. Environmental Conservation, Vol. 43, Issue. 02, p. 161.
Palumbo, Ilaria Rose, Robert A. Headley, Rachel M. K. Nackoney, Janet Vodacek, Anthony Wegmann, Martin Nagendra, Harini and Rocchini, Duccio 2016. Building capacity in remote sensing for conservation: present and future challenges. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation,
Arandjelovic, M. Bergl, R. A. Ikfuingei, R. Jameson, C. Parker, M. and Vigilant, L. 2015. Detection dog efficacy for collecting faecal samples from the critically endangered Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) for genetic censusing. Royal Society Open Science, Vol. 2, Issue. 2, p. 140423.
Atuo, Fidelis A. Timothy J., O'Connell and Peter U., Abanyam 2015. An assessment of socio-economic drivers of avian body parts trade in West African rainforests. Biological Conservation, Vol. 191, p. 614.
Fünfstück, Tillmann and Vigilant, Linda 2015. The geographic distribution of genetic diversity within gorillas. American Journal of Primatology, Vol. 77, Issue. 9, p. 974.
McCarthy, Maureen S Lester, Jack D Howe, Eric J Arandjelovic, Mimi Stanford, Craig B and Vigilant, Linda 2015. Genetic censusing identifies an unexpectedly sizeable population of an endangered large mammal in a fragmented forest landscape. BMC Ecology, Vol. 15, Issue. 1,
Onojeghuo, Alex O. Blackburn, Alan G. Okeke, Francis and Onojeghuo, Ajoke R. 2015. Habitat Suitability Modeling of Endangered Primates in Nigeria: Integrating Satellite Remote Sensing and Spatial Modeling Techniques. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, Vol. 03, Issue. 08, p. 23.
Terada, Saeko Nackoney, Janet Sakamaki, Tetsuya Mulavwa, Mbangi Norbert Yumoto, Takakazu and Furuichi, Takeshi 2015. Habitat use of bonobos (Pan paniscus) at Wamba: Selection of vegetation types for ranging, feeding, and night-sleeping. American Journal of Primatology, Vol. 77, Issue. 6, p. 701.
Cronin, Drew T. Libalah, Moses B. Bergl, Richard A. and Hearn, Gail W. 2014. Biodiversity and Conservation of Tropical Montane Ecosystems in the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, Vol. 46, Issue. 4, p. 891.
Effiom, Edu O. Birkhofer, Klaus Smith, Henrik G. and Olsson, Ola 2014. Changes of community composition at multiple trophic levels due to hunting in Nigerian tropical forests. Ecography, Vol. 37, Issue. 4, p. 367.
Imong, Inaoyom Robbins, Martha M. Mundry, Roger Bergl, Richard and Kühl, Hjalmar S. 2014. Informing conservation management about structural versus functional connectivity: A case-study of Cross River gorillas. American Journal of Primatology, Vol. 76, Issue. 10, p. 978.
Imong, I. Robbins, M. M. Mundry, R. Bergl, R. and Kühl, H. S. 2014. Distinguishing ecological constraints from human activity in species range fragmentation: the case of Cross River gorillas. Animal Conservation, Vol. 17, Issue. 4, p. 323.
Chettri, Nakul Uddin, Kabir Chaudhary, Sunita and Sharma, Eklabya 2013. Linking Spatio-Temporal Land Cover Change to Biodiversity Conservation in the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Nepal. Diversity, Vol. 5, Issue. 2, p. 335.
Effiom, E. O. Nunez-Iturri, G. Smith, H. G. Ottosson, U. and Olsson, O. 2013. Bushmeat hunting changes regeneration of African rainforests. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Vol. 280, Issue. 1759, p. 20130246.
Etiendem, DN Tagg, N Hens, L and Pereboom, Z 2013. Impact of human activities on Cross River gorilla Gorilla gorilla diehli habitats in the Mawambi Hills, southwest Cameroon. Endangered Species Research, Vol. 20, Issue. 2, p. 167.
Sawyer, Sarah C. Brashares, Justin S. and Bode, Michael 2013. Applying resource selection functions at multiple scales to prioritize habitat use by the endangered Cross River gorilla. Diversity and Distributions, Vol. 19, Issue. 8, p. 943.
Junker, Jessica Blake, Stephen Boesch, Christophe Campbell, Geneviève Toit, Louwrens du Duvall, Chris Ekobo, Atanga Etoga, Gilles Galat-Luong, Anh Gamys, Joel Ganas-Swaray, Jessica Gatti, Sylvain Ghiurghi, Andrea Granier, Nicolas Hart, John Head, Josephine Herbinger, Ilka Hicks, Thurston Cleveland Huijbregts, Bas Imong, Inaoyom S. Kuempel, Noëlle Lahm, Sally Lindsell, Jeremy Maisels, Fiona McLennan, Matthew Martinez, Laura Morgan, Bethan Morgan, David Mulindahabi, Felix Mundry, Roger N'Goran, Kouamé Paul Normand, Emmanuelle Ntongho, Anne Okon, David Tiku Petre, Charles-Albert Plumptre, Andrew Rainey, Hugo Regnaut, Sébastien Sanz, Crickette Stokes, Emma Tondossama, Adama Tranquilli, Sandra Sunderland-Groves, Jacqueline Walsh, Peter Warren, Ymke Williamson, Elizabeth A. Kuehl, Hjalmar S. and Bode, Michael 2012. Recent decline in suitable environmental conditions for African great apes. Diversity and Distributions, Vol. 18, Issue. 11, p. 1077.
Habitat loss and fragmentation are among the major threats to wildlife populations in tropical forests. Loss of habitat reduces the carrying capacity of the landscape and fragmentation disrupts biological processes and exposes wildlife populations to the effects of small population size, such as reduction of genetic diversity and increased impact of demographic stochasticity. The Critically Endangered Cross River gorilla Gorilla gorilla diehli is threatened in particular by habitat disturbance because its population is small and it lives in an area where high human population density results in intense exploitation of natural resources. We used remotely-sensed data to assess the extent and distribution of gorilla habitat in the Cross River region and delineated potential dispersal corridors. Our analysis revealed > 8,000 km2 of tropical forest in the study region, 2,500 km2 of which is in or adjacent to areas occupied by gorillas. We surveyed 12 areas of forest identified as potential gorilla habitat, 10 of which yielded new records of gorillas. The new records expand the known range of the Cross River gorilla by > 50%, and support genetic analyses that suggest greater connectivity of the population than previously assumed. These findings demonstrate that considerable connected forest habitat remains and that the area could potentially support a much larger gorilla population if anthropogenic pressures such as hunting could be reduced.
This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.
Full text views reflects the number of PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views.
Abstract views reflect the number of visits to the article landing page.
* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 25th March 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.