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Conservation Biology & Genetics of the western lowland gorilla in Gabon


Ref: 8044
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Professor Mike Bruford
Lead Institution: Cardiff University
Host Country Institutions: Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville, Gabon (CIRMF)
Start Date: 1999-09-01
End Date: 2002-08-31
Funding: £148,133.00
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Status: Completed
Regions: sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Gabon
Purpose: To assist in the creation of a conservation strategy for the western lowland gorilla within Gabon using molecular techniques, and to create genetic profiles to establish the identity of individual gorillas.
Outputs: Train CIRMF technician in laboratory techniques in UK and Gabon. Hold 3 conservation biology workshops of 30 students from Gabon/Central Africa. Publish 2-4 scientific articles. Establish genetic, demographic and biogeographic databases. Establish reference collection of gorilla hair/DNA at CIRMF. Present final data at International Primate Society. Establish permanent research unit at CIRMF. UWC/WCS PhD student. Deliver management plan to Ministere des Eaux et Forets.

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Documents:
Title: 8-044 FR Appendix 14
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 8-044 FR Appendix 13
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 8-044 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 8-044 HY1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 8-044 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]

Title: 8-044 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 08-044 Applic - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 8-044 HY3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]