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Working with the local population for the conservation of chimpanzees
Workshop “Working with the local population for the conservation of chimpanzees“
December 5, 2016 – Cantanhez (Guinea-Bissau)
December 8, 2016 – Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)
Org. CRIA, IBAP, ARCUS Foundation
This Workshop is a follow-up to projects developed by researchers at CRIA to examine human-chimpanzee relations in Guinea-Bissau, including the project “Where humans and chimpanzees meet: assessing sympatry throughout Africa using a multi-tiered approach” (PTDC/CS-ANT/121124/2010).
In collaboration with key local and government stakeholders, we will discuss and share expertise on ways to promote chimpanzee conservation, while addressing the associated concerns of local people, in human-impacted areas in Guinea-Bissau. Two workshops will take place, one in Iembérem, Cantanhez, on the 5th December) and one in Bissau on the 8th December.
The aims of this participatory workshop are:
- To increase awareness across all stakeholders present at the workshop of the critically endangered status of chimpanzees in Guinea-Bissau and to raise the national conservation profile of Pan troglodytes verus.
- To identify the main conservation threats to chimpanzees in Guinea-Bissau, in particular in Cantanhez National Park, and use this information to develop of a clear strategy for chimpanzee conservation that takes into account the needs and opinions of local people.
- To discuss potential strategies for communication of identified conservation threats to chimpanzees with the population (Bissau and Cantanhez).