Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)

Research

The Kibale Chimpanzee Project, established by Dr. Richard Wrangham in 1987, is a long-term field study of the behavior, ecology, and physiology of wild chimpanzees. Our researchers and field staff conduct daily behavioral observations on a group of approximately 60…

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Conservation

Despite Kibale National Park’s protected status, people still enter the forest illegally to poach animals and extract resources (e.g. logging, collecting firewood, burning wood for charcoal, gathering medicinal plants, grazing livestock). In Kibale, most poaching occurs on a small scale,…

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Education

Kibale National Park is located in rural Uganda, where economic and educational opportunities are still quite limited. Because we work closely with the local community that makes up our field staff, and because community development is an essential component of…

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Richard Wrangham and Jane Goodall in conversation

See Richard Wrangham and Jane Goodall at the 2013 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.

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KCP helps train guides for ecotourism

43 ranger guides, field assistants, and supervisors working with chimpanzees in Uganda meet to share their knowledge and experiences.

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Kanyawara chimpanzees enjoy low mortality risk

The Kanyawara community has grown slightly over the past 25 years, avoiding the worst impacts of human contact.

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Mission

The Kibale Chimpanzee Project is dedicated to the conservation and welfare of chimpanzees and their habitats. We are committed to promoting long-term research on chimpanzees and their ecosystems, to further our understanding of primate diversity, conservation biology, and the evolution of the human condition. We also work with government agencies and international partners to improve the lives of people living near chimpanzees. These programs increase awareness of the benefits of protecting rainforests and their inhabitants, and help to increase income in local areas, to reduce the destruction of the rainforest.

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Support Us

The Kibale Chimpanzee Project is incorporated in the state of Massachusetts, and is in the process of obtaining federal non-profit status. Check back soon to see how you can help support our research, conservation, and education efforts in Kibale National Park.

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