Advancing conservation planning for western chimpanzees using IUCN SSC A.P.E.S.—the case of a taxon-specific database

  title={Advancing conservation planning for western chimpanzees using IUCN SSC A.P.E.S.—the case of a taxon-specific database},
  author={Stefanie Heinicke and Roger Mundry and Christophe Boesch and Bala Amarasekaran and Abdulai Barrie and Terry Brncic and David Brugi{\`e}re and Genevi{\`e}ve Campbell and Joana S. Carvalho and Emmanuel Danquah and Dervla Dowd and Henk Eshuis and Marie-Claire Fleury-Brugi{\`e}re and Joel Gamys and Jessica Ganas and Sylvain Gatti and Laura Ginn and Annemarie Goedmakers and Nicolas Granier and Ilka Herbinger and Annika Hillers and Sorrel Jones and Jessica Junker and C{\'e}lestin Y. Kouakou and Vincent Lapeyre and Vera Leinert and Fiona Maisels and Sergio Marrocoli and Mary Molokwu-Odozi and Paul K. N'Goran and Liliana Pacheco and Sebastien Regnaut and Tenekwetche Sop and Els Ton and Joost van Schijndel and Virginie Vergnes and Maria Voigt and Adam Welsh and Erin G. Wessling and Elizabeth A. Williamson and Hjalmar S. K{\"u}hl},
  journal={Environmental Research Letters},
Even though information on global biodiversity trends becomes increasingly available, large taxonomic and spatial data gaps persist at the scale relevant to planning conservation interventions. This is because data collectors are hesitant to share data with global repositories due to workload, lack of incentives, and perceived risk of losing intellectual property rights. In contrast, due to greater conceptual and methodological proximity, taxon-specific database initiatives can provide more… Expand

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