Category Archive: News

  1. The Color of Money

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    Sustainable logging (look for the FSC label!) may offer a way to save habitat for gorillas and chimpanzees outside protected areas in the Republic of Congo. GTAP’s scientist Dave Morgan is learning more. See more on Lincoln Park Zoo’s Goualougo Triangle Field Diaries blog: The Color of Money.

  2. Brazzaville Ape Meeting

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    In May 2013, Mr. Crepin Eyana Ayina represented the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project at the second Great Ape Regional Workshop held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. The workshop was attended by over seventy scientists and conservationists from around the world. The aim of the three day meeting was to assess the conservation status of central African apes and devise strategies to safeguard their existence in the wild.

  3. Great Apes and FSC

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    A new report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN) highlights the plight of great apes in the forest concessions of Central Africa and recommends actions to improve protection for gorillas and chimpanzees in these mixed-used landscapes, according to authors from IUCN, Lincoln Park Zoo, Washington University, Wildlife Conservation Society and World Wide Fund for Nature.

    Read full press release from Lincoln Park Zoo.
    Access the [Great Apes and FSC] document.

  4. BBC Documentary highlights “Fire of the Chimpanzee”

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    Inspired by Drs. Morgan and Sanz article “Fire of the Chimpanzee”, a British Broadcasting Company camera crew captures bioluminescent fungus in action while filming in the Goualougo Triangle. Drs. Morgan and Sanz originally documented this phenomenon for the Wildlife Conservation Magazine.
    See video at BBC.

  5. Origins of Deadliest Strain of Human Malaria Discovered

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    Investigations by an international consortium of scientists including GTAP’s own Drs. Morgan and Sanz, has discovered the origin of the world’s deadliest form of human malaria, Plasmodium falciparum. The findings indicate this strain of malaria, responsible for hundreds of millions of infections and more than one million deaths per year, is of gorilla origin, and not chimpanzee, bonobo or ancient human origin as originally theorized. The findings are published in the September 23 edition of the journal Nature.

    Read the original research 

  6. Sydney at the Royal Botanical Garden

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    Goualougo Triangle Ape Project’s aspiring botanist Sydney Ndolo has completed the first semester of his graduate studies at the University of Edinburgh. He has excelled in both his course work and graduate training. The Goualougo Triangle Ape Project team is very proud of Sydney’s success, and he is regularly talked about around the camp fire at night. We look forward to his return to the Goualougo Triangle and his future accomplishments for ape conservation!

  7. Transect Team Success!

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    Crepin Eyana, Wen Mayoukou, and transect team have completed another mission in the logging concession adjacent to the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park. Crepin has spent six years documenting the effects of logging on apes and their habitats. Transect surveys are some of the most difficult and dangerous work in conservation. However, the information that is being collected is essential to the long-term conservation of wild gorillas and chimpanzees in the Congo Basin.

  8. Ambassador visits Goualougo

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    Goualougo Triangle Ape Project was honored to host a visit by Mr. Nicolas Normand, France?s ambassador to the Republic of Congo. Mr. and Mrs. Normand have been strong supporters of conservation efforts in the Republic of Congo, and particularly the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park. During their visit to the Goualougo Triangle, Mr. and Mrs. Normand had their first encounters with wild chimpanzees!