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Life sciences : Zoology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/262211
Advancing conservation planning for western chimpanzees using IUCN SSC A.P.E.S. - The case of a taxon-specific database
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Heinicke, S. [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (IDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany]
Mundry, R. [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany]
Boesch, C. [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, West Africa Representation, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire]
Amarasekaran, B. [Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Freetown, Sierra Leone]
Barrie, A. [Bumbuna Watershed Management Authority, Freetown, Sierra Leone]
Brncic, T. [Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Freetown, Sierra Leone]
Brugiere, D. [Projets Biodiversité et Ressources Naturelles BRL Ingénierie, Nimes Cedex, France]
Campbell, G. [Biodiversity Consultancy Ltd, Cambridge, United Kingdom]
Carvalho, J. [Faculty of Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom]
Danquah, E. [Department of Wildlife and Range Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana]
Dowd, D. [Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, West Africa Representation, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire]
Eshuis, H. [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany]
Fleury-Brugiere, M.-C. [Independent Consultant, Nîmes, France]
Gamys, J. [Conservation International, Monrovia, Liberia]
Ganas, J. [Independent Biodiversity Consultant, Slinger, WI, United States]
Gatti, S. [West African Primate Conservation Action, Accra, Ghana]
Ginn, L. [Anthropology Center for Conservation, Environment and Development, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom]
Goedmakers, A. [Chimbo Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands]
Granier, Nicolas [Université de Liège - ULiège > > >]
Herbinger, I. [WWF Germany, Berlin, Germany]
Hillers, A. [Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, West Africa Representation, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, United Kingdom]
Jones, S. [RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, United Kingdom, School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, United Kingdom]
Junker, J. [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (IDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany]
Kouakou, C. Y. [Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, West Africa Representation, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, Université Jean Lorougnon Guédé, Daloa, Cote d'Ivoire, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire]
Lapeyre, V. [Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, West Africa Representation, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire]
Leinert, V. [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany]
Maisels, F. [Global Conservation Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY, United States, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom]
Marrocoli, S. [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (IDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany]
Molokwu-Odozi, M. [Fauna and Flora International, Monrovia, Liberia]
N'Goran, P. K. [World Wide Fund for Nature, Regional Office for Africa - Yaoundé Hub, Yaoundé, Cameroon]
Pacheco, L. [Jane Goodall Institute Spain, Dindefelo Community Nature Reserve, Kédougou, Senegal]
Regnaut, S. [Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, West Africa Representation, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, International Union for Conservation of Nature, West and Central Africa Programs, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso]
Sop, T. [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (IDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany]
Ton, E. [Chimbo Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands]
Van Schijndel, J. [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, Chimbo Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands]
Vergnes, V. [Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, West Africa Representation, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire]
Voigt, M. [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (IDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany]
Welsh, A. [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany]
Wessling, E. G. [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (IDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany]
Williamson, E. A. [Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom]
Kühl, H. S. [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (IDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany]
2019
Environmental Research Letters
Institute of Physics Publishing
14
6
064001
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1748-9326
United Kingdom
[en] Pan troglodytes verus ; Species distribution model ; West Africa ; Biodiversity ; Conservation ; Database systems ; Forestry ; Intellectual property ; Laws and legislation ; Population distribution ; Surveys ; Density distributions ; Infrastructure project ; Intellectual property rights ; Research collaborations ; Species distribution modeling ; Population statistics ; Hominidae ; Pan ; Primates
[en] Even though information on global biodiversity trends becomes increasingly available, large taxonomic and spatial data gaps persist at the scale relevant to planning conservation interventions. This is because data collectors are hesitant to share data with global repositories due to workload, lack of incentives, and perceived risk of losing intellectual property rights. In contrast, due to greater conceptual and methodological proximity, taxon-specific database initiatives can provide more direct benefits to data collectors through research collaborations and shared authorship. The IUCN SSC Ape Populations, Environments and Surveys (A.P.E.S.) database was created in 2005 as a repository for data on great apes and other primate taxa. It aims to acquire field survey data and make different types of data accessible, and provide up-to-date species status information. To support the current update of the conservation action plan for western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) we compiled field surveys for this taxon from IUCN SSC A.P.E.S., 75% of which were unpublished. We used spatial modeling to infer total population size, range-wide density distribution, population connectivity and landscape-scale metrics. We estimated a total abundance of 52 800 (95% CI 17 577-96 564) western chimpanzees, of which only 17% occurred in national parks. We also found that 10% of chimpanzees live within 25 km of four multi-national 'development corridors' currently planned for West Africa. These large infrastructure projects aim to promote economic integration and agriculture expansion, but are likely to cause further habitat loss and reduce population connectivity. We close by demonstrating the wealth of conservation-relevant information derivable from a taxon-specific database like IUCN SSC A.P.E.S. and propose that a network of many more such databases could be created to provide the essential information to conservation that can neither be supplied by one-off projects nor by global repositories, and thus are highly complementary to existing initiatives. © 2019 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd.
Robert Bosch Stiftung ; Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften - MPG
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/262211
10.1088/1748-9326/ab1379
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