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Great Apes Emphasize Importance of Biosphere Reserves

GREAT APES in biosphere reserves IISTI MAB United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Man and the Biosphere Programme All species of great apes (bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans) are listed as "endangered" or "critically endangered" by the IUCN Red List. Biosphere reserves in Africa and Asia offer an ideal ground for the protection of mankind's closest cousin while contributing to the economic and social development of local communities. Launched in 1971, UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) promotes innovative approaches to economic development that are socially and culturally appropriate, and environmentally sustainable. Zones of a biosphere reserve Biosphere reserves are learning sites for sustainable development for testing and demonstrating integrated management of natural resources and biodiversity. They consist of a core zone of strictly protected ecosystem, a buffer zone where activities compatible with the environment are permitted, and a transition zone where greater activity is allowed. core zone (protection) buffer zone transition zone (monitoring, research, education, training) (sustainable development) O 0 0 o 0 Central AfricHn Niger South Sudan Senegal Mali Republic Canieroo1n Ganbia Eurkina-FasO Guinea- Bissau Malaysia Equato dal Giuine Uganda Guinea Веuin R Kenya Singapore ESierra Leone H Ghana Nigeria Gabon Cougo W Ivory Coast Rwanda Liberia Deinocratic Republic of Cougu Atlantic Ocean Burundi Inclian Ocean Inxkınesia Tanzania WEST AFRICA CENTRALAFRICA SOUTHEAST ASIA Angola biosphere reserves with great apes The World Network of Biosphere Reserves counts 651 biosphere Every day tells us the story of the importance of biodiversity. Biodiversity is the foundation for healthy ecosystems and sustainable human development, - Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General reserves in 120 countries around the world. GRASP UNEP The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) is a United Nations initiative committed to ensuring the long-term survival of chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, and orangutans and their habitats in Africa and Asia. For more information, visit: and Ape faces painted by Art Portraits ( Information accurate as of 20 June 2015. INESCO GREAT APES SURVIVAL PARTNERSHIP chimpanzee gorilla Niokolo-Koba (Senegal) Badiar (Guinea) Monts Nimba (Guinea) Haut Niger (Guinea) Massif du Ziama (Guinea) Boucle du Baoulé (Mali) Tai (Ivory Coast) Comoe (Ivory Coast) Bia (Ghana) Omo (Nigeria) orangutan Odazala (Congo) Ipassa-Makolkou (Gabon) Dja (Cameroon) Luki (RD Congo) Dimonika (Congo) Basse-Lobaye (Centrafrica) Volcans (Rwanda) Queen Elizabeth (Uganda) Gunung Leuser (Indonesia) Tanjung Puting (Indonesia) Crocker Range (Malaysia)

Great Apes Emphasize Importance of Biosphere Reserves

shared by mikeymushi on Jul 16
Chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans are essential to the visibility and viability of many biosphere reserves across Africa and Asia, according to an infographic release today by the Great Apes Surviv...





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