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Title: The social, economic, and environmental contributions of Pan African Sanctuary Alliance primate sanctuaries in Africa
Authors: Ferrie, Gina M
Farmer, K H
Kuhar, Chris W
Grand, Alison P
Sherman, Julie
Bettinger, Tammie L
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Keywords: Africa
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Ferrie GM, Farmer KH, Kuhar CW, Grand AP, Sherman J & Bettinger TL (2014) The social, economic, and environmental contributions of Pan African Sanctuary Alliance primate sanctuaries in Africa, Biodiversity and Conservation, 23 (1), pp. 187-201.
Abstract: Over the last few decades, primate sanctuaries have become more numerous, particularly in Africa. Sanctuaries play an obvious and vital role in the battle against the illegal trade in wildlife and provide opportunities for local people to learn about the importance of protecting habitat and laws governing wildlife trade. Given the multi-disciplinary role of sanctuaries, the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance provides mechanisms to exchange best practices and establishes links to other conservation partners. In April 2011, the managers of the 22 Pan African Sanctuary Alliance members were surveyed in order to collect detailed information on the conservation activities of each sanctuary. The majority of the 22 sanctuaries conducted both on- and off-site education activities, engaging more than 429,000 people in education activities per year. Sanctuaries reported that they provided employment for over 550 local community members across Africa, as well as resources for community education and infrastructure, with an economic impact over $3 million per year. Sanctuaries were also involved in activities that promote law enforcement and believed that the activities they supported have led to better protection of primate habitats. The results of the survey demonstrate that sanctuaries have moved towards supporting and implementing community development activities aimed at poverty reduction, while conducting conservation activities. While Pan African Sanctuary Alliance sanctuaries were initially established to provide care and housing for orphaned, confiscated and displaced primates, this paper demonstrates how sanctuaries have combined ex-situ with in-situ initiatives to support social, economic, and environmental progress in primate range countries in Africa.
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Affiliation: Walt Disney World
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Walt Disney World
Pan African Sanctuary Alliance
Walt Disney World

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