World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- University of California Press
Despite the dedicated efforts of many individuals and organizations, the great apesour closest living relativesare on the very edge of extinction. This sweeping atlas provides a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about all six species of great apeschimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran orangutan, Bornean orangutan, eastern gorilla, and western lowland gorilla. Created in association with The Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP), this book gives a thorough background on ape behavior and ecology for each species, including detailed habitat requirements, the apes' ecological role, and the possible consequences of their decline. World Atlas of Great Apes also offers a full description of the threats, current conservation efforts, and additional protection needed for each species across its entire range. Many full-color maps and illustrations make the abundance of information accessible to a broad readership, from specialists and policymakers to general readers concerned about the survival of these charismatic primates. This book represents the work of a dynamic alliance of many of the world's leading great ape research and conservation organizations. Bringing together United Nations agencies, governments, foundations, and private-sector interests, the project aims to raise the international profile of great ape conservation and to build the political will for further action. Readers learn about work being done by specific organizations in support of great ape conservation, and where conservation is most needed and most likely to be effective. *Covers all six species of great apes * Provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive data available* More than 150 full-color photos * More than 50 full-color maps and diagramsCopub: UNEP-WCMC (Royalties from the sale of this book will support the efforts of the conservation of the Great Apes Survival Project)
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.26(d)|
About the Author
Julian Caldecott is an ecologist and primatologist by training, doing his doctoral research on macaques in Malaysian rain forests. He has worked on wildlife management and biodiversity conservation throughout the global tropics, including projects to conserve Bornean and Sumatran orangutans, western and Nigerian chimpanzees, and Cross River gorillas. Lera Miles is a biologist with the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre who analyzes threats to biodiversity ranging from global to local scales. Her specialities include species mapping and modeling, vulnerability assessment, and priority-setting.
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CONTRIBUTORS:Christophe BoeschJane GoodallAlexander Harcourt Martin JenkinsWilliam KareshEdmund McManus Ian RedmondGemma SmithCraig StanfordNigel VartyAndrew WhitenAnd others
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This is a wonderful book with lots of information an the lesser apes as well as the great apes. It is well organized and would make an excellent resource for anyone interested in primate conservation.