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Bonobo (V.Woods)

The IUCN Guidelines

This document outlines current approaches to great ape surveys and monitoring for field biologists, protected area managers, government wildlife departments and the conservation community at large.

Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission No. 36

  • H. Khl, F. Maisels, M. Ancrenaz and E.A. Williamson (2008). Best Practice Guidelines for Surveys and Monitoring of Great Ape Populations. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group (PSG). 32 pp.
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The following guideline chapters have not been officially reviewed and approved yet by IUCN. However, as several people asked for these chapters already, we provide here preliminary versions of chapter 3, 5, 6 and 8. The missing chapters will follow in 2009.