Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Conservation in the 21st Century: Gorillas as a Case Study

Editors: Stoinski, T.S., Steklis, H. D., Mehlman, P.T. (Eds.)

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  • Can serve as a "conservation handbook" for a variety of species
  • Provides specific information on current conservation issues faced by gorillas in the wild
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Like other fields of science, wildlife conservation is a changing field. Threats facing wild populations of apes and other species a few decades ago are likely not the same ones most pressing today, and, even where threats have remained unchanged, more effective means of addressing them are now available. Conservation in the 21st Century: Gorillas as a Case Study draws on the expertise of field scientists in a variety of disciplines to discuss current conservation threats, new approaches to conservation, and potential solutions to conservation using gorillas as a focal species. The first section of the book presents an in depth assessment of the current status of wild gorilla populations, the second and third sections present several novel approaches to conservation that have been explored at several field sites, including new conceptual and technological tools, and also examines the pros and cons of some generally accepted "solutions" (e.g., ecotourism) to conservation issues. Chapters in the final section take a broader view by exploring the role international and national political entities, and non-government organizations, including zoos, can and must play in gorilla conservation. Given the current conservation crisis facing gorillas, and wildlife in general, this book is essential reading for primatologists, biologists, and conservationists searching for both a current assessment of the gorilla’s conservation status and, importantly, for ideas and tools that show promise of halting or reversing population declines and putting us on a path to achieving a stable, long-term co-existence of human and wildlife populations.

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"Conservation in the 21st Century is a collection of papers wherein authors summarize the threats faced by wild gorillas and describe the diverse conservation efforts in place to try and save them. The 17 chapters address a wide array of topics, ranging from census methods to international policy. … the volume provides a wide-angle snapshot of the gorilla conservation landscape. It will be useful to anyone interested in what’s going on out there." (Kelly Stewart, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 29, 2008)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Current Status of Wild Gorilla Populations and Strategies for Their Conservation

    Pages 3-54

    Mehlman, Patrick T.

  • Conservation Medicine for Gorilla Conservation

    Pages 57-78

  • Sanctuaries and Reintroduction: A Role in Gorilla Conservation?

    Pages 79-106

    Farmer, Kay H. (et al.)

  • Responsible Tourism: A Conservation Tool or Conservation Threat?

    Pages 107-127

    Litchfield, Carla A.

  • Chimpanzee Conservation and Theatre: A Case Study of an Awareness Project Around the Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

    Pages 128-135

    Boesch, Christophe (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conservation in the 21st Century: Gorillas as a Case Study
Editors
  • T.S. Stoinski
  • H. D. Steklis
  • P.T. Mehlman
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-70721-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-70721-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-70720-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4356-9
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 362
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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