HomeAboutActivitiesMapsPhotosPublicationsNews
 
Home >> Stolen Apes - The illicit trade in Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Bonobos and Orangutans

Collection: Stolen Apes - The illicit trade in Chimpanzees, Gori ...

Stolen Apes - The illicit trade in Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Bonobos and OrangutansStolen Apes - The illicit trade in Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Bonobos and Orangutans
The illegal trade in wildlife makes up one part of the multi-billion dollar business that is environmental crime and is increasingly being perpetrated at the cost of the poor and vulnerable.
Available online at: http://www.grida.no/publications/rr/apes
Main international routes for the illegal trafficking of great apes Main international routes for the illegal trafficking of great apes
In principle, wildlife smuggling is done in the following ways: • Transport over land by foot, horse, donkey, motorbike and other vehicles; • Transport by river by boats; • Transport by sea by vessels; • Transport by air from fields or airstrips, including helicopters, small fixed-wing bush planes and larger transport airplanes; and • Transport by individuals in luggage or through diplomatic posts. In some instances, wildlife products ar...
07 Oct 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
3
Great ape illegal trafficking “tariffs” Great ape illegal trafficking “tariffs”
Prices for live great apes vary greatly according to where they are sold, initial cost to the seller, risk factors and bribes in shipping, the estimated economic status of the buyer and demand factors.
11 Mar 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
3
Orangutan range and population estimates Orangutan range and population estimates
The orangutan is the only great ape found in Asia, and historically is thought to have once ranged across Indochina. Today, two distinct species are found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, respectively. The Bornean orangutan is divided into three further sub-species. Sumatran orangutan The Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelli) has been listed as Critically Endangered since 2000 and its population has decreased by 80 per cent over the last 7...
11 Mar 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
4
Great apes range in Africa Great apes range in Africa
There are two populations of Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei): one in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda (extending into the Sarambwe Forest in DR Congo), and the second in the Virunga Volcanoes conservation area comprising the three national parks that straddle Rwanda, Uganda and eastern DR Congo. The Eastern Lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri), also known as the Grauer’s gorilla, is only found in the ...
11 Mar 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
5
Great apes population estimates Great apes population estimates
All great ape species have experienced considerable declines in population size and range over the past few decades. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species lists all of the great apes as either Endangered or Critically Endangered and all great apes except the Mountain gorillas show decreasing population trends. Most notably, fewer than 300 Cross River gorillas are left in West Africa; as few as 2...
11 Mar 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
3