Conservation Strategy 2012–2022
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and
IUCN’s work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-
based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over
the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.
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IUCN Species Survival Commission
The Species Survival Commission (SSC) is the largest of IUCN’s six volunteer commissions with a global membership of 8,000 experts.
SSC advises IUCN and its members on the wide range of technical and scientific aspects of species conservation and is dedicated
to securing a future for biodiversity. SSC has significant input into the international agreements dealing with biodiversity conservation.
IUCN Species Programme
The IUCN Species Programme supports the activities of the IUCN Species Survival Commission and individual Specialist Groups, as well
as implementing global species conservation initiatives. It is an integral part of the IUCN Secretariat and is managed from IUCN’s international
headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. The Species Programme includes a number of technical units covering Wildlife Trade, the Red List,
Freshwater Biodiversity Assessments (all located in Cambridge, UK), and the Global Biodiversity Assessment Initiative (located in Washington
IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group
The Primate Specialist Group (PSG) is concerned with the conservation of more than 680 species and subspecies of prosimians,
monkeys, and apes. Its particular tasks include carrying out conservation status assessments, the compilation of action plans, making
recommendations on taxonomic issues, and publishing information on primates to inform IUCN policy as a whole. The PSG facilitates the
exchange of critical information among primatologists and the professional conservation community. The PSG Chairman is Dr. Russell A.
Mittermeier, the Deputy Chair is Dr. Anthony B. Rylands, and the Coordinator for the Section on Great Apes is Dr. Liz Williamson.
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GREAT APES SURVIVAL
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IUCN & ICCN (2012). Bonobo (Pan paniscus): Conservation Strategy 2012–2022. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN/SSC Primate
Specialist Group & Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature. 65 pp.
[front cover] Adult male bonobo, Max, at Lola ya Bonobo © Christine d'Hauthuille
[back cover] Congo Basin forest © Takeshi Furuichi
Kim Meek, [e-mail] email@example.com
Available from: http://www.primate-sg.org/
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Compiled and edited by Conrad Aveling, Chloe Cipolletta, Fiona Maisels & Elizabeth A. Williamson
Contributors: R. Abani, H. Akari, A. Almquist, C. André, C. Aveling, E. Bashige, G. Belembo, Hon. Dr. P. Bitakuya Dunia, T. Blomley, J-C. Bofaka,
R. Bofaya B.B., T. Bofola Ekolo, N. Bondjengo, D. Bya’omba, D. Byler, G. Classens, A. Cobden, S. Coxe, S. Darroze, C. Devos, J. Dupain,
K. Farmer, A. Fowler, B. Fruth, N. Funwi-Gabga, T. Furuichi, P. Guislan, J. Hart, T. Hart, J. Hickey, O. Ilambu, J. Ilanga, N. Ileo, B-I. Inogwabini,
J. Kalpers, Y. Kawamoto, B. Kisuki, G. Kitengie, H. Kuehl, C. Kunkabi, M. Languy, A. Lanjouw, I. Liengola, L. Luleko, K. Lunanga, C. Lushule,
A. Lushimba, F. Maisels, B. Makaya Samba, J. Masselink, S. Matungila, A. Mawalala, J. Mayifilua, N. Mbangi Mulavwa, G. Mbayma, V. Mbenzo,
F. Mehl, I. Monkengo-mo-Mpenge, G. Muamba Tshibasu, D. Muembo, N.E. Mulongo, M. Mwamba, N.N. Mwanza, J. Nackoney, S-P. Ndimbo
Kumogo, P. Ndongala-Viengele, S. Nguyen, V. Omasombo, C. Pélissier, J. Refisch, G. Reinartz, R. Rose, R. Ruggiero, E. Samu, A. Serckx,
H. Takemoto, C. Tam, J.A. Thompson, A. Tusumba, A. Vosper, C. Wilungula Balongelwa & T. Yoshida.
Map and spatial data support: Hjalmar Kuehl, Neba Funwi-Gabga & Robert Rose
Maps prepared by Jena Hickey & Janet Nackoney