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dc.contributor.authorFarmer, K H-
dc.description.abstractWhile wild populations continue to decrease, the number of orphaned primates, sanctuaries, and attempts to reintroduce primates back to the natural environment are increasing. An umbrella organization called the Pan-African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) was formed in 2000 and recently the IUCN Reintroduction Specialist Group developed a set of specific policy guidelines for primates (2002). Data presented in this report are based upon questionnaire responses by managers from 17 African facilities that have become members of PASA (membership in PASA is defined by attendance at an annual PASA workshop). These PASA facilities house over 500 great apes. (There may be other facilities not represented here simply because their managers did not attend a PASA workshop.) The majority of the apes arrived at the sanctuaries when they were less than 4 years old and half were confiscated. Over 40% were found awaiting sale, and 30% had been previously kept as pets. Common ailments upon arrival included internal parasites, behavioral abnormalities, and malnutrition; 20% of the total sanctuary population died prematurely. Most sanctuaries use a combination of enclosures surrounded by electric fencing and cages to accommodate the apes. Sanctuaries actively participate in conservation education, habitat protection, tourism, scientific data collection, local development, and reintroduction. The median total facility operating cost was US$65,000 per annum. The median facility cost per ape was US$2,222 per annum. Most funding comes from overseas nongovernmental agencies. Discussion focuses on evaluating the present status of sanctuaries, the problems facing them, and their potential role in African conservation issues.en_UK
dc.relationFarmer KH (2002) Pan-African Sanctuary Alliance: Status and range of activities for great ape conservation, American Journal of Primatology, 58 (3), pp. 117-132.-
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dc.subjectPan troglodytesen_UK
dc.subjectGorilla gorillaen_UK
dc.subjectPan paniscusen_UK
dc.titlePan-African Sanctuary Alliance: Status and range of activities for great ape conservationen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleAmerican Journal of Primatology-
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