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dc.contributor.authorWalters, Gretchen Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorNgagnia Ndjabounda, Eddyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorIkabanga, Davyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBiteau, Jean Philippeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHymas, Olivieren_UK
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Leeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNdong Obiang, Anne Marieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNdong Ondo, Pen_UK
dc.contributor.authorJeffery, Kathryn Janeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLachenaud, Olivieren_UK
dc.contributor.authorStevart, Tariqen_UK
dc.description.abstractUrban development is an increasing threat to the integrity of formerly remote protected areas, in some cases resulting in their downgrading, downsizing or degazetting. One-quarter of previously remote protected areas are now within 17 km of a city and thus face the threat of urbanization. Here we describe a case of avoided downgrading, downsizing and degazetting of a protected area in the Mondah forest of Gabon, north of Libreville. Since its creation in 1934 the Forêt Classée de la Mondah has been downsized regularly, losing 40% of its area over 80 years. During this time the forest surrounding the Forêt Classée was subject to usage for urban and peri-urban needs, including agriculture, sand extraction, collection of medicinal plants, ceremonies, and housing construction. In 2010 the area was threatened with further downsizing. The presence of narrowly endemic plant species in the area was suspected, and mapping and evaluation of these species was proposed in an effort to maintain the protected area boundaries. Botanical field work, including ex situ conservation measures and participant observation in nearby forest communities, was conducted; 24 endemic species, all threatened by urbanization, were evaluated using the criteria for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The borders of the protected area were maintained because of its role in maintaining irreplaceable habitat for threatened species. The area was renamed Raponda Walker Arboretum in 2012.en_UK
dc.publisherCambridge University Press for Fauna and Flora Internationalen_UK
dc.relationWalters GM, Ngagnia Ndjabounda E, Ikabanga D, Biteau JP, Hymas O, White L, Ndong Obiang AM, Ndong Ondo P, Jeffery KJ, Lachenaud O & Stevart T (2016) Peri-urban conservation in the Mondah forest of Libreville, Gabon: Red List assessments of endemic plant species, and avoiding protected area downsizing. Oryx, 50 (3), pp. 419-430.
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dc.subjectendemic speciesen_UK
dc.subjectIUCN Red List of Threatened Speciesen_UK
dc.subjectprotected areaen_UK
dc.titlePeri-urban conservation in the Mondah forest of Libreville, Gabon: Red List assessments of endemic plant species, and avoiding protected area downsizingen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversite des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku, Gabonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversite des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku, Gabonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNational Agency National Parksen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNational Agency National Parksen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversite Libre de Bruxellesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNational Botanic Garden of Meiseen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorWalters, Gretchen M|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorNgagnia Ndjabounda, Eddy|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorIkabanga, Davy|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBiteau, Jean Philippe|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHymas, Olivier|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWhite, Lee|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorNdong Obiang, Anne Marie|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorNdong Ondo, P|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorJeffery, Kathryn Jane|0000-0002-2632-0008en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLachenaud, Olivier|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorStevart, Tariq|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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