New Arcus Foundation report on Extractive Industries and Ape Conservation Reveals Potential of Collaboration Among Industry, Conservation and Government Sectors
New York, NY – The Arcus Foundation, a global foundation promoting respect for diversity among peoples and in nature, today announced the release of State of the Apes: Extractive Industries and Ape Conservation, the first in a series of global reports examining a range of economic and social development issues through the lens of ape conservation. The timely report includes a case study examining threats of oil extraction in Africa’s Virunga National Park. The park is featured in the documentary Virunga that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week.
As threats to conservation are increasingly driven by economic development, the State of the Apes series presents an objective and rigorous analysis on critical ape conservation issues and highlights opportunities for reconciliation and constructive engagement. Extractive Industries and Ape Conservation examines in this first volume the evolving context of the interface of extractive industries with ape conservation, including partnerships, solutions and compromises that complement industry and biodiversity conservation….