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Title: Long-term research and conservation of the Virunga mountain gorillas
Authors: Williamson, Elizabeth A
Fawcett, Katie
Contact Email: eaw1@stir.ac.uk
Editors: Wrangham, R
Ross, E
Citation: Williamson EA & Fawcett K (2008) Long-term research and conservation of the Virunga mountain gorillas. In: Wrangham R, Ross E (ed.). Science and Conservation in African Forests: The Benefits of Longterm Research , Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 213-229.
Keywords: Karisoke
beringei
Rwanda
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Abstract: First paragraph: BACKGROUND: The Virunga Volcanoes encompass three National Parks in three countries of eastern Central Africa: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda (Fig. 18.1). This region harbors one of only two remaining populations of mountain gorillas, 380 "Virunga" gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei). The Virungas cover an area of about 425 km2 and contain a variety of afromontane habitats, stratified by altitude ranging from 1850 m to 4507 m above sea level. Much of this high altitude vegetation is not suitable for the gorillas (Weber and Vedder,1983), thus the gorilla population is concentrated below 3400 m in the mid-altitude Hagenia-Hypericum zone and the lower altitude bamboo zone.
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Published in Science and Conservation in African Forests: The Benefits of Longterm Research by Cambridge University Press, copyright 2008: http://ebooks.cambridge.org/chapter.jsf?bid=CBO9780511754920&cid=CBO9780511754920A027
Type: Part of book or chapter of book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/9307
URL: http://ebooks.cambridge.org/chapter.jsf?bid=CBO9780511754920&cid=CBO9780511754920A027
Affiliation: Psychology
Psychology

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