Range Occupation and Population Estimates of Bonobos in the Salonga National Park: Application to Large-scale Surveys of Bonobos in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Conservation of the bonobo, Congo’s endemic ape, is one of the most important conservation priorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Bonobos are classified as endangered by both the IUCN (1996) and CITES (2001). In determining where bonobos occur, their population numbers and the threats to them are critical for development of a range-wide conservation strategy for the species. The need for information on the bonobo’s status is all the more urgent given the imminent opening of their range to logging and other extractive activities following the end of DRC’s conflict.
KeywordsLine Transect Nest Density Survey Effort Nest Event Nest Group
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