Technical Report

Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of the Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli)



Oates JF, Sunderland-Groves J, Bergl R, Dunn A, Nicholas A, Takang E, Omeni F, Imong I, Fotso R, Nkembi L & Williamson EA (2007) Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of the Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli). Oates JF (Editor), Sunderland-Groves J (Editor), Bergl R (Editor), Dunn Andrew A (Editor), Nicholas A (Editor), Takang E (Editor), Omeni F (Editor), Imong I (Editor), Fotso R (Editor), Nkembi L (Editor) & Williamson L (Editor). Arlington, VA, USA: IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group and Conservation International.

From Executive Summary: This document represents the consensus of experts who met at a workshop in April 2006 in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, to formulate a set of priority actions that would increase the survival prospects for the Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli). The Cross River gorilla is recognized by IUCN as Critically Endangered, and is the most threatened taxon of ape in Africa. It is the most westerly and northerly form of gorilla, and occurs only in a limited area around the mountainous headwaters of the Cross River, straddling the border between Cameroon and Nigeria. Participants at the 2006 workshop, which built upon the outcomes of previous meetings in Calabar in 2001 and Limbe, Cameroon, in 2003, included representatives of forestry and wildlife conservation agencies from the two range countries, of local and international nongovernmental conservation and development organizations, and of university-based researchers.

; Gorilla Conservation; Wildlife conservation Cross River State (Nigeria); Endangered species Nigeria

Publication date31/12/2007
PublisherIUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group and Conservation International
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Place of publicationArlington, VA, USA

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