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IUCN SSC A.P.E.S.  WIKI

An information service for great ape conservation and research.

Introduction

The A.P.E.S. Wiki is a collaborative initiative by the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group Section on Great Apes (SGA) and Section on Small Apes (SSA) to centralize information on ape population status, threats, and conservation and research activities.


The Wiki's entries are categorized by taxon, region, country, and site. Each entry provides summarized and standardized information on the ape population's status, threats it faces, and conservation and research activities being undertaken to protect the species. The information is compiled from scientific publications, reports, and expert knowledge from individuals with work experience at the sites.


The A.P.E.S. Wiki is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about ape conservation. It provides a comprehensive overview of ape populations worldwide and the challenges they face, as well as highlighting the efforts being made to protect apes in the wild.
 

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GOALS

The A.P.E.S Wiki aims to:

 

  • Provide open access to up-to-date information on ape populations to researchers, students, conservationists, and the general public.

  • Enable information exchange among conservation practitioners, scientists, donors, and other stakeholders engaged in ape conservation.

  • Support collaboration among conservation practitioners and researchers.

  • Collect necessary data for evidence-based conservation decision-making.

  • Facilitate large-scale assessments, for example at national, regional or taxon-wide scales.

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Contribute to the A.P.E.S Wiki

The A.P.E.S. Wiki welcomes contributions from everyone who wants to participate. Information on existing wiki pages can be edited or new pages for an ape site that has not been featured yet, can be created. Currently, a moderator oversees the input of information. As our understanding grows, we aspire to enhance content moderation on a country or region basis. You can contribute information and images for a new site by filling in our online A.P.E.S. Wiki form. To edit a site, please contact Isabel Ordaz-Nemeth, at inemeth[at]rewild.org.

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Policy

The A.P.E.S. Wiki is an open access platform. All contributors are made aware that the information and data that they contribute will be made publicly available; as such, they are asked to consider whether there is sensitive data and information that they would prefer not to disclose, e.g., the precise location of apes or unpublished population estimates.

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