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dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Elizabeth Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFawcett, Katieen_UK
dc.contributor.editorWrangham, Ren_UK
dc.contributor.editorRoss, Een_UK
dc.description.abstractFirst 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.en_UK
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_UK
dc.relationWilliamson EA & Fawcett K (2008) Long-term research and conservation of the Virunga mountain gorillas. In: Wrangham R & Ross E (eds.) Science and Conservation in African Forests: The Benefits of Longterm Research. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 213-229.
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dc.subjectGorilla Behavioren_UK
dc.subjectGorilla Ecologyen_UK
dc.titleLong-term research and conservation of the Virunga mountain gorillasen_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.citation.btitleScience and Conservation in African Forests: The Benefits of Longterm Researchen_UK
dc.citation.conferencelocationCambridge, UKen_UK
dc.publisher.addressCambridge, UKen_UK
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