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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


June 25, 2014 Sweet memories: what chimpanzees remember from past feeding experiences

Positive emotional experiences may trigger spontaneous prospective memory retrievals in foraging chimpanzees

April 9, 2014 One of the last strongholds of Western chimpanzees

Liberia is home to the second largest chimpanzee population in West Africa

February 5, 2014 New large population of chimpanzees discovered

Several thousand chimpanzees inhabit a remote forest area in the northern Democratic Republic of Congo

February 5, 2014: Friend or foe

Chimpanzee keep track of other group members' bonding partners and use this knowledge in conflict situations

January 15, 2014: The way to a chimpanzee's heart is through his stomach

Chimpanzees who share their food with others have higher levels of the hormone oxytocin in their urine

October 23, 2013: Long-term memory helps chimpanzees in their search for food

Searching for bountiful fruit crops in the rain forest, chimpanzees remember past feeding experiences

May 29, 2013: Malaria protection in chimpanzees

Researchers found that adult wild chimpanzees have developed a certain immunity against malaria parasites.

Chimpanzees use Botanical Skills to Discover Fruit.

Max Planck researchers find stable isotope evidence of meat eating and hunting specialization in adult male chimpanzees.

Researchers found that in chimpanzees the hormone oxytocin is likely to play a key role in maintaining social relations with both kin and non-kin cooperation partners

Despite similar ecological conditions neighboring chimpanzee groups use different hammers to crack nuts

Wild chimpanzees monitor the information available to other chimpanzees and inform their ignorant group members of danger

latest update:

Aug 2014