Chimpanzee Conservation Issues
- land use-parks v. conservation areas
- economic value-bushmeat v. ecotourism; logging (shelter, charcoal); farming
- political issues-war in DRC, Angola, conflict in Burundi cause refugees to flee to Kigoma region, Tanzania (ouside Gombe Park) where people must poach and illegally cut down trees for shelter, charcoal, etc.; government not giving conservation proper priority
- isolation/biological diversity-nonviable populations; once continuous but now isolated patches
Web sites with more information on issues affecting Chimpanzee conservation:
This site gives brief descriptions of current issues related to chimpanzees as well as some links to websites and webarticles about those topics. It is informative and easy to use.
The WCS-Congo organization works with the Congolese government to protect three national parks. This website explains the conservation issues that the organization addresses within the parks.
Global Primate Awareness
This website has information on the bushmeat trade, conservation of chimps, the pet trade, and research involving chimps.
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