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Industrial Agriculture and Ape Conservation

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  • Date Published: March 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107139688

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  • Social and economic systems worldwide are changing rapidly. These changes are accompanied by an increasing demand for natural resources, including land, water, minerals, energy sources, food and timber. Today's foremost challenge lies in finding the tools to address the complexity of these interrelated trends, and in implementing strategies to balance environmental and socioeconomic needs. This volume contributes to this search by presenting original research, topical case studies and emerging best practice from a range of key stakeholders to examine the interface between ape conservation and industrial agriculture. In assessing the drivers behind agricultural expansion and land investments, it sheds light on governance challenges and legal frameworks that shape land use. Intended for policy makers, industry experts, decision makers, academics, researchers and NGOs, it is designed to inform debate, practice and policy to help reconcile the goals of industrial agriculture with those of ape conservation and welfare, and social and economic development. This title is also available as Open Access via Cambridge Books Online.

    • The second volume to be published in an important new series, using objective and rigorous analysis to present, for the first time, statistics and information on all non-human ape species
    • Intended to enhance and influence debate, practice and policy for a broad range of policy makers, industry experts, decision makers, academics, researchers and NGOs
    • Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout
    • This title is also available as Open Access via Cambridge Books Online
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of the series:
    "Truly groundbreaking … Through keen analysis and vivid research, the [State of the Apes] series considers the survival of the world's ape species in light of both long-standing and newly emerging threats, such as mineral extraction, energy exploration, agricultural expansion and land conversion - forces that will continue to shape not only the future of wild apes, but also of all remaining blocks of wild habitat and the extraordinary biodiversity they contain. By examining the complexity of development forces across range states, [this series] offers an informed and realistic assessment of the prospects for ape conservation, as well as outlining the potential of policies that may spell the difference between destruction and survival of these extraordinary beings."
    Matthew V. Cassetta, US Department of State

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107139688
    • length: 359 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 196 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 112 colour illus. 18 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notes to readers
    Apes overview
    Part I. Industrial Agriculture and Ape Conservation:
    1. Economic development and conservation of biodiversity: understanding the interface of ape conservation and industrial agriculture
    2. Encroaching on ape habitat: deforestation and industrial agriculture in Cameroon, Liberia and on Borneo
    3. From habitat to plantation: causes of conversion in sub-Saharan Africa
    4. Legal frameworks at the interface between industrial agriculture and ape conservation
    5. From process to impact of a voluntary standard: the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
    6. Impacts of industrial agriculture on ape ecology
    Part II. The Status and Welfare of Great Apes and Gibbons:
    7. Ape populations over time: case studies from Gombe, Mount Halimun Salak, Sabangau and Wamba
    8. The status of captive apes
    Acronyms and abbreviations

  • Author

    Arcus Foundation
    The Arcus Foundation is a private grant-making foundation that advances social justice and conservation goals. The Arcus Foundation works globally and has offices in New York City, USA, and Cambridge, UK.

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