- law enforcement (pet trade, hunting, habitat, sanctuary)
- environmental education / public relation
- REDD / REDD+
- Protected areas
- Action planning
- Capacity building
- Poverty reduction / economical development
- Release / reintroduction to the wild
- Mitigating impact of resource extraction
- Health programs
What do population size, density and abundance mean?
Population size is the actual number of individuals in a population. Population density is a measurement of population size per unit area, i.e., population size divided by total land area. Abundance refers to the relative representation of a species in a particular ecosystem. For example, sometimes, due to financial, logistical, or time constraints, ape surveys can only deliver abundance indices such as nest-group encounter rate, instead of total population size estimates.
How do population size, density and abundance change?
How do you determine population size, density and abundance?
Why is it important to understand population size, density and abundance?
Compiled and edited 2011 by Kay H. Farmer
Reviewed by Hjalmar Kuehl, Josephine Head and Neba Funwi-Gabga