Social and economic systems worldwide are changing rapidly. These changes are accompanied by an increasing demand for natural resources, including land, water, minerals, energy sources, food and timber. Today's foremost challenge lies in finding the tools to address the complexity of these interrelated trends, and in implementing strategies to balance environmental and socioeconomic needs. This volume contributes to this search by presenting original research, topical case studies and emerging best practice from a range of key stakeholders to examine the interface between ape conservation and industrial agriculture. In assessing the drivers behind agricultural expansion and land investments, it sheds light on governance challenges and legal frameworks that shape land use. Intended for policy makers, industry experts, decision makers, academics, researchers and NGOs, it is designed to inform debate, practice and policy to help reconcile the goals of industrial agriculture with those of ape conservation and welfare, and social and economic development.
The Arcus Foundation is a private grant-making foundation that advances social justice and conservation goals. The Arcus Foundation works globally and has offices in New York City, USA, and Cambridge, UK.
Notes to readers; Acknowledgments; Apes overview; Introduction; Part I. Industrial Agriculture and Ape Conservation: 1. Economic development and conservation of biodiversity: understanding the interface of ape conservation and industrial agriculture; 2. Encroaching on ape habitat: deforestation and industrial agriculture in Cameroon, Liberia and on Borneo; 3. From habitat to plantation: causes of conversion in sub-Saharan Africa; 4. Legal frameworks at the interface between industrial agriculture and ape conservation; 5. From process to impact of a voluntary standard: the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil; 6. Impacts of industrial agriculture on ape ecology; Part II. The Status and Welfare of Great Apes and Gibbons: 7. Ape populations over time: case studies from Gombe, Mount Halimun Salak, Sabangau and Wamba; 8. The status of captive apes; Annexes; Acronyms and abbreviations; Glossary; References; Index.
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