Principal researcher: Tânia Minhós
Research group: Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography
Biodiversity Conservation | Environmental Anthropology | Human-Wildlife Interactions | Local Ecological Knowledge | Western Chimpanzees
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Centre of Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter (UK); IBAP - Instituto da Biodiversidade e das Áreas Protegidas (Guiné-Bissau)
The majority of western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) live outside protected areas suggesting informal protections are playing a continued role in their persistence. This project seeks to identify this local ecological knowledge and to reflect on its potential incorporation in formal conservation strategies. Only with a full understanding and inclusion of local perspectives and practice will ‘biodiversity conservation’ truly succeed at benefitting people and wildlife.
Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography
Circulation and Place-Making
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