Department of Primatology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone.: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299
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/]
October 1, 2013: Understanding human - chimp disease transmission
EAZA grant helps to understand human- chimp disease transmission in a collaboration of TCP, RKI, WWF and Zoo Leipzig.
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