Linking Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: The Case of Great Apes

This report documents current efforts to link great ape conservation and poverty reduction in the African ape range states. It is intended to provide a quick inventory of organizations working in various countries and using which approaches in order to highlight potential areas of collaboration and/or potential sources of experience and lessons learned. It is also highlights other initiatives that are intended to link environmental management with social concerns such as: poverty reduction, governance, economic development – with a view to encouraging greater linkages between these initiatives and those that are focused on conservation.