Action Plans

 

All of the Specialist Groups in the IUCN Species Survival Commission publish in-depth reports on the conservation status of particular species or groups of species. These Action Plans assess the current situation of species throughout their habitats, and – most importantly – lay out the necessary steps for their protection. The strength of the Action Plan format is in its combination of species overviews and the clear delineation of conservation priorities.

The Primate Specialist Group has published a number of conservation action plans dealing with species
groups and individual species. These include:

Also available are shorter publications of regional and species action plans, which provide strategic guidelines for the conservation of chimpanzees in West Africa, chimpanzees and gorillas in western equatorial Africa, Cross River gorillas and Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees, as well as for orangutans in Indonesia and Malaysia. 

All of the great ape Action Plans are available for download below.

English PDFs
Regional Action Plan for Western Chimpanzees (2003) 2.30 MB
Western Chimpanzee: Status Survey and Action Plan (2003) 1.90 MB
Regional Action Plan for Chimpanzees and Gorillas in Western Equatorial Africa (2005) 2.00 MB
Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of the Cross River Gorilla (2007) 2.50 MB
Indonesian Orangutan National Action Plan 2007-2017 (2009) 3.20 MB
Eastern Chimpanzee: Status Survey and Action Plan 2010-2020 (2010) 3.70 MB
Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee (2011) 2.40 MB
Sabah Orangutan Action Plan 2012–2016 (2012) 13.00 MB
Western Chimpanzee PHVA for Sierra Leone (2012)
4.30 MB
Bonobo Conservation Strategy (2012) 4.40 MB
Grauer's Gorillas and Eastern Chimpanzees (2012) 6.90 MB
Revised Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of the Cross River Gorilla (2014) 4.40 MB
Regional Action Plan for Western Lowland Gorillas and Central Chimpanzees 2015–2025 (2014) 3.40 MB

Regional Action Plan for Western Lowland Gorillas and Central Chimpanzees 2015–2025 (2014)

French PDFs / fichier PDF en français
6.90 MB [high res PDF]
Plan d'Action Régional des Chimpanzés en Afrique de l'Ouest (2003)
2.30 MB
Chimpanzés d'Afrique de l'Ouest: Plan d'Action (2004) 7.70 MB
Plan d'Action Régional des Chimpanzés et des Gorilles en Afrique Centrale (2005) 3.00 MB
Chimpanzé de Schweinfurth : État de conservation de l’espèce et plan d’action 2010–2020 (2011) 3.70 MB
Plan d’action régional pour la conservation du chimpanzé du Nigeria-Cameroun (2011) 3.20 MB
Bonobo Stratégie de Conservation (2012) 3.80 MB
Gorille de Grauer et Chimpanzé à l'est de RDC (2012) 6.40 MB
Plan d’action régional pour la conservation des gorilles de plaine de l’Ouest et des chimpanzés d’Afrique centrale 2015–2025 (2014) 3.40 MB
Plan d’action régional pour la conservation des gorilles de plaine de l’Ouest et des chimpanzés d’Afrique centrale 2015–2025 (2014) 8.00 MB [haute resolution]

 

The impact of the first great ape Action Plan was assessed in 2008 and you can download the report by Rebecca Kormos here.

Additional information related to the bonobo conservation strategy is available here.

Additional information on great ape conservation in Western Equatorial Africa is available here.

To request copies of the Action Plans listed above, please contact Jill Lucena at jlucena@conservation.org