Happy 2011 KCP!

At the end of 2010, the Kanyawara community maintained a group size of more than 50 individuals. Despite the fact that they live in disturbed mid-altitude forest on the edge of the national park, where they are vulnerable to human predation and exposed to various sources of human disease, this is the same community size as when the study began, more than 2 decades ago. The Kanyawara experience shows that even in the face of substantial human influence, chimpanzees living in sub-optimal habitat can thrive. We believe that conservation education and the presence of a long-term research station have contibuted to the success of this population. Pictured are members of the KCP research and anti-poaching teams.

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