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Udzungwa Mountains Primate Monitoring Project (Ongoing since 1997.)
Field Study in Africa
Location of Site: TANZANIA, Udzungwa Mountains

Director: Dr. Carolyn L. Ehardt
Phone: 210.458.5243   E-Mail:
Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78249 UNITED STATES
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio

Sponsoring Institution(s): Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund; Wildlife Conservation Society

Research Objectives: Assessment of distribution, abundance, conservation status of the primates of the Udzungwa Mountains, both within Udzungwa Mountains National Park and in the forest reserves of these Eastern Arc mountains. Data also collected on demographics, genetics, and ecological parameters, principally for the endemic Sanje mangabey and recently discovered Highland mangabey Lophocebus kipunji.

Field Positions and Volunteers: Currently no additional funded positions open. Opportunities for training without travel support, although some field expenses might be covered. Inquiries welcomed.

Species Studied: Cercocebus sanjei (Sanje mangabey), Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey), Colobus angolensis palliates (Angola colobus), Galago orinus (Uluguru bushbaby), Galago zanzibaricus (Zanzibar galago), Lophocebus kipunji (highland mangabey), Papio cynocephalus cynocephalus (yellow baboon), Piliocolobus gordonorum (Uzungwa red colobus)

Comments: Research Team Members: Dr. Carolyn L. Ehardt, UTSA

Last Updated: 2006-11-18

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