Conservation in the 21st Century: Gorillas as a Case Study by T.S. Stoinski, H. D. Steklis, P.T. Mehlman

By T.S. Stoinski, H. D. Steklis, P.T. Mehlman

This quantity identifies the first difficulties confronted in retaining wild populations of gorillas all through Africa, pinpointing new ways to fixing those difficulties and outlining the elevated function that zoos can play in gorilla conservation. It contains the in-depth services of box scientists in a number of disciplines to debate present conservation threats, novel techniques to conservation, and power recommendations.

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There is now a political unification process underway in DRC, with increasing integration of all armed groups into a national army, a reduction in armed conflicts, and improvements in governance and civil security. With these changes, however, new “peace threats” will certainly emerge. As a unified DRC government begins to function and attempts to solve the complex socioeconomic needs of the country, it may inevitably turn to the exploitation of natural resources, such as future lumber, mining, and petroleum concessions.

Kasese Kahuzi~3100 km2 of occupancy range has been lost between Biega (lowland Schaller’s surveys in 1959 and those of Hall and sector) colleagues – in the southern part of the range north of the Lugala River. Not clear whether portions of the main occupancy range have become fragmented (see text). Kahuzi-Biega Large losses of occupancy range surrounding the high highland sector land sector and the corridor between highland and and corridor to lowland sectors; this area is now degraded and it is lowland sector unlikely that solitary males could travel between highland and lowland sectors.

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