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Range of wood types from the Congo

The Color of Money

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.

Brazzaville Ape Meeting

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 […]

Great Apes and FSC

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 […]

BBC Documentary highlights “Fire of the Chimpanzee”

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.

Goualougo Apes in BBC Africa Series

A British Broadcasting Company camera crew spent three weeks in the Republic of Congo’s remote Goualougo Triangle to film “honey pounding,” a rare chimpanzee behavior studied by the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project’s research team. Read Dave Morgan’s account of the BBC visit this website. See the BBC footage of chimpanzee tool use in Goualougo.

Origins of Deadliest Strain of Human Malaria Discovered

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 […]