Mbaéré-Bodinqué National Park

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Summary

Species Pop.Size Trend Data Quality
P.t.troglod.
P.t.troglod.
?
?
?
?
Low
Low
G.g.gorilla
G.g.gorilla
?
?
?
?
Low
Low


Site

Mbaéré-Bodinqué National Park is located in the southwestern part of the Central African Republic and covers a total area of 872 km² (17°10'E, 3°50'N). It consists of terra firma rain forest and seasonally flooded forest. Two main permanent rivers are the Mbaéré and Bodingué.

Ape status

Primate abundance is generally higher than in the nearby Dzanga-Ndoki National Park (Brugiere et al. 2005).


Year Estimated Number of Individuals Source Dates
2009 ?
2008 ?
2007
2006

Table 1: Chimpanzee population estimates in Mbaéré-Bodinqué NP


Year Estimated Number of Individuals Source Dates
2009 ?
2008 ?
2007
2006

Table 1: Gorilla population estimates in Mbaéré-Bodinqué NP

Threats

Major Threats Mbaéré-Bodinqué NP
Poaching yes
Disease no
Habitat destruction yes
Logging yes
Mining no

Table 2: Threats to apes in Mbaéré-Bodinqué NP


Conservation activities

Conservation actions Mbaéré-Bodinqué NP
Law Enforcement
Long-term Research
Permanent Monitoring Program
Education
Public Awareness Campaign
Ecotourism

Table 3: Conservation activities in Mbaéré-Bodinqué NP


Surveys

Between November 1998 and March 1999 an Ape census was conducted in Mbaéré-Bodinqué National Park by Brugiere et al. (2005). The result of nest countings over a total distance of 94 km of transects was ..

In addition, Hicks, Fouts and Fouts (2009) conducted a survey of the buffer zone to the north of the park and found high densities of chimpanzees as well as gorillas. However, the apes seem to be reduced in density in forests logged by the IFB logging company (6).

References

  • 1. Blom, A., Almasi, A., Heitkönig, I.M.A., Kpanou, J.-B. and Prins, H.H.T. (2001) A survey of the apes in the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African republic: a comparison between the census and survey methods of estimating the gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) and chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) nest group density. East Sfrican Wildlife Society. Afr.J.Ecol., 39: 98-105
  • 2. Blom, A., van Zalinge, R., Mbea, E., Heitkönig, I.M.A., Prins, H.H.T. (2004) Human Impact on wildlife populations within a protected Central African forest. Afr.J.Ecol. 42: 23-31
  • 3. Blom, A., Yamindou, J. and Prins, H.H.J. (2004) Status of the protected areas of the Central African Republic. Biol.Conservation 118: 479-487
  • 4. Brugiere, D., Sakom, D., Gautier-Hion, A. (2005) The conservation significance of the proposed Mbaéré-Bodingué national park, Central African Republic, with special emphasis on its primate community. Biodiversity and Conservation, 14, 505-522
  • 5. Fay, J.M., Carroll, R., Kerbis, J.C. and Harris, D. (1995) Leopard attack on and consumption of gorillas in the Central African Republic. J.Hum.Evol. 29: 93-99
  • 6. Hicks TC, Fouts R & Fouts D. 2009. A Survey of Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglodytes) and Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in the Selectively Logged Ngotto Forest, Central African Republic. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare 12 (3). http://pdfserve.informaworld.com/218617_758077663_912751992.pdf
  • 7. Hicks TC, Fouts R & Fouts D. Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes troglodytes) tool use in the Ngotto Forest, Central African Republic. American Journal of Primatology 65. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajp.20111/pdf
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