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We are concerned about the survival of chimpanzees, bonobos, and other great apes in the wild. For details on some of our conservation activities, please see the web site of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation [http://www.wildchimps.org/] and other pages on this site.

Christophe Boesch, Catherine Crockford, Tobias Deschner, Gottfried Hohmann, Hjalmar Kühl, Martha Robbins and Roman Wittig are members of the IUCN Primate Specialists Group, Section: Great Apes. [www.primate-sg.org/]

Christophe Boesch is Co-Chair of the Scientific commission of the Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP) of UNESCO/UNEP. [http://www.unep.org/grasp/]




Press release

 After hunting chimpanzees share a red colobus monkey. chimpanzees  Inspection for fruit  chimpanzees grooming chimpanzee Male chimpanzee


    • December 26,2016: Oxytocin enhances social affiliation in chimpanzee groups (press release)
    • November 4, 2016: A new behavioural variant in wild chimpanzees: Algae fishing in Bakoun, Guinea (press release)
    • November 1, 2016: With a little help from my friends (press release)

    • February 29, 2016: Why do chimpanzees throw stones at trees? (press release)
    • January 21, 2016: Fleeting fruit in a tropical rainforest (press release)


    • 18 Mar 2015: Eavesdropping on the forest to monitor wildlife (press release)
    • 14 Jan 2015: Wild chimpanzee vocalizations can convey information about food patch size (press release)
    • 2 Jan 2015 Cracking the case: Wild chimpanzees select nut-cracking tools taking account of up to five different factors (press release)


    • 27 Oct 2014 The early chimp gets the fig: wild chimpanzees plan their breakfast time, type and location (press release)
    • 17 Sep 2014 Male chimpanzees more likely to kill and be killed (press release)
    • 25 Jun 2014 Sweet memories: What chimpanzees remember from past feeding experiences (press release)
    • 9 Apr 2014 One of the last strongholds of Western chimpanzees (press release)
    • 5 Feb 2014 New large population of chimpanzees discovered (press release)
    • 15 Jan 2014 The way to a chimpanzee's heart is through it stomach (press release)


    • 23 Oct 2013 Long-term memory helps chimpanzees in their help for food (press release)
    • 25 Mar 2013 In chimpanzees, hunting and meat sharing is a man's business (press release)

    2012 (and before)

    • 25 Sep 2012 Dwindling space for Africa's great apes (press release)
    • 10 May 2012 Chimpanzee cultures differ between neighbors (press release)
    • 3 May 2012 Tai chimpanzees featured in Hollywood movie (press release)
    • 29 Dec 2011 I know something that you don't know - and I will tell you (press release)