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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/]

Taï Chimpanzee Project on Twitter: @TaiChimp
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Press release


  • September 10, 2018: Wild chimpanzees cooperate in hunting (press release)
  • August 10, 2018: Tough life for chimpanzees in the savannah (press release)
  • July 11, 2018: Primates adjust grooming to their social environment (press release)
  • June 28, 2018: Chimpanzees start using a new tool-use gesture during an alpha male take over (press release)
  • May 23, 2018: Chimpanzee calls differ according to context (press release)


  • November 15, 2017: Chimpanzees fill another’s knowledge gap (press release)
  • November 08, 2017: Chimpanzees and mangabeys interfere with group members' relationships (press release)
  • August 02, 2017: Anthrax: a hidden threat to wildlife in the tropics (press release)
  • May 03, 2017: Warfare may explain differences in social structures in chimpanzees and bonobos (press release)
  • March 20, 2017: Bushmeat consumption decreases during the Ebola epidemic (press release)
  • February 24, 2017: "It's a miracle that there are still chimpanzees at all". Interview with Christophe Boesch (link)


  • December 26,2016: Oxytocin enhances social affiliation in chimpanzee groups (press release)
  • November 4, 2016: A new behavioural variant in wild chimpanzees: Algae fishingin 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 strongusiness (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)