About the project


The Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park was founded in 1993 as part of an initiative to maintain the pristine forests of the Ndoki region. Although the initial surveys in the Goualougo Triangle clearly demonstrated the high conservation value of these pristine forests and resident wildlife, the area was not included in the National Park and the Goualougo Triangle was scheduled for logging. In collaboration with the Congolese government and the local logging company, several conservation organizations undertook a global campaign to seek protected status for the Goualougo Triangle.


As a project affiliated with the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project has many opportunities to share results and insights with scientific colleagues, timber industry managers and political leaders which have facilitated efforts to better protect the great apes at the national scale. The Goualougo Triangle Ape Project’s “action-oriented” research is intended to assist the government in managing their forest resources particular regarding great apes. At the regional level we work with “cross-cutting” institutions such as Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), Central Africa Forest Commission (COMIFAC), International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP).

Success through Collaboration

The Goualougo Triangle Ape Project is built on a team-based approach. The success of the conservation and research activities of the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project is largely due to the support and active involvement of Congolese government officials, wildlife biologists, university students and local stakeholders. Read more about some of the people and institutions involved in this groundbreaking work.

Institutional Partners

The Goualougo Triangle Ape Project coordinates with local, regional, and international organizations and initiatives working on projects relevant to our proposed objectives and activities. Many of these partnerships are long-term collaborations, which have dramatically increased the effectiveness of our conservation and research efforts. Click here to find out more about our institutional partners


Valued Collaborators

The Goualougo Triangle Ape Project has developed collaborative research partnerships with scientists from North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. One of the strengths of this project is the diverse perspectives, experiences, and resources these individuals and the organizations they represent bring to this project. Click here to find out more about our valued collaborators