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Killing, Capture, Trade and Ape Conservation

Volume 4

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Part of State of the Apes

  • Date Published: July 2021
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108738262

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  • The illegal trade in live apes, ape meat and body parts occurs across all ape range states and poses a significant and growing threat to the long-term survival of wild ape populations worldwide. What was once a purely subsistence and cultural activity, now encompasses a global multi-million-dollar trade run by sophisticated trans-boundary criminal networks. The challenge lies in teasing apart the complex and interrelated factors that drive the ape trade, while implementing strategies that do not exacerbate inequality. This volume of State of the Apes brings together original research and analysis with topical case studies and emerging best practices, to further the ape conservation agenda around killing, capture and trade. This title is also available as Open Access via Cambridge Core.

    • Presents an objective, rigorous analysis of relevant issues, which includes promoting best practice, without being prescriptive
    • Provides as well rounded a picture as possible of the current situation; contributions from a wide range of practitioners, academics, experts and environmental/campaign organisations are included and case studies are used to provide specific examples
    • Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout with the very latest data presented
    • Also available as Open Access via Cambridge Core
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ‘This fourth volume in the publisher's State of the Apes series provides multisourced information synthesized and clearly explained, and colorful, easily understood tables and figures … Highly recommended.’ L. K. Sheeran, Choice Magazine

    ‘This is a very impressive treatise. It contains tables and maps documenting available data on numerous populations of extant apes and the major threats to their existence. The discussions of problems facing ape populations today are extensive and thoughtful, addressing the many different perspectives from local populations to large international organizations. This is supplemented by a glossary of the important factors that are discussed.’ John Fleagle, Quarterly Review of Biology

    ‘a very impressive treatise’ John Fleagle, The Quarterly Review of Biology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2021
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108738262
    • length: 400 pages
    • copublisher: The Arcus Foundation
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.89kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    The arcus foundation
    Notes to readers
    Apes overview
    Part I. Infrastructure Development and Ape Conservation:
    1. The impact of killing, capture and trade on apes and their habitat
    2. Understanding and responding to cultural drivers of the ape trade
    3. Socioeconomics and the trade in ape meat and parts
    4. Drivers of the illegal trade in live apes
    5. Curbing the illegal killing, capture and trade in apes: responses at source
    6. Protecting apes: the legal and regulatory environment
    Part II. The Status and Welfare of Great Apes and Gibbons:
    7. The status of apes: a foundation for systematic, evidence-based conservation
    8. The campaign for nonhuman rights and the status of captive apes
    Acronyms and abbreviations

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    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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