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The Bonobos pp 189-216 | Cite as

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

  • Falk Grossmann
  • John A. Hart
  • Ashley Vosper
  • Omari Ilambu
Part of the Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects book series (DIPR)

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.

Keywords

Line Transect Nest Density Survey Effort Nest Event Nest Group 
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© Springer 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Falk Grossmann
    • 1
  • John A. Hart
    • 2
  • Ashley Vosper
    • 2
  • Omari Ilambu
    • 3
  1. 1.Africa ProgramWildlife Conservation SocietyMoshiTanzania
  2. 2.Lukuru ProjectTshuapa-Lomami-Lualaba LandscapeD.R. Congo
  3. 3.WWF-DRC ProgramWorld Wide Fund for NatureD.R. Congo

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