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LEKWILD - Outside Conservation: exploring the role of local ecological knowledge in the long-term persistence of western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) outside protected areas in Guinea-

public.project.responsible_investigator_cria: Tânia Minhós

public.project.research_group: Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography


public.project.keyword

Biodiversity Conservation | Environmental Anthropology | Human-Wildlife Interactions | Local Ecological Knowledge | Western Chimpanzees

public.project.institution_funder

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

public.project.partners

Centre of Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter (UK); IBAP - Instituto da Biodiversidade e das Áreas Protegidas (Guiné-Bissau)

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public.project.closed

public.project.start_date

01-11-2022

public.project.end_date

30-04-2023

public.project.reference

EXPLO/2022/02


public.project.abstract

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.

public.project.team

Full members

Amélia Frazão Moreira

PhD students Full members

Chloe Chesney

Associated researchers

Fátima Santos

Kimberley Hockings (Exeter University)

Full members

Maria Cardeira da Silva

Sara Marunur Faria Fernandes Quadé (IBAP)