Chimpanzees once helped African rainforests recover from a major collapse

But with chimps now endangered, we risk losing their forest-rebuilding abilities.

Alex Chepstow-Lusty, Associate Researcher, Quaternary Palaeoenvironments Group, University of Cambridge • conversation
July 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: chimpanzees rainforests tropical-forests seed-dispersal wild-chimpanzees africa-rainforest congo-basin

How zoos must change to keep great apes safe from coronavirus

People can still learn a great deal about these mammals while keeping a safe distance.

Lesley Elizabeth Craig, PhD Researcher, University of Stirling • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  conservation  primates  chimpanzees  zoonotic-diseases  zoos  gorilla  great-apes  zoonotic-viruses

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