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Nyungwe Forest Conservation Project (on going)
Field Study in Africa
Location of Site: RWANDA, Nyungwe Forest

Director: Ian Munanura
Phone: 603-357-3122 x 238   Fax: 603-355-1160   E-Mail:
Department of Environmental Studies, 40 Avon St, Keene, New Hampshire 03431 UNITED STATES
Institution: Wildlife Conservation Society

Sponsoring Institution(s): Wildlife Conservation Society

Research Objectives: Plant-animal interactions; guenon ecology and conservation; primate frugivory and seed dispersal studies; primate conservation; long term ecological studies on: phenology patterns, elevational gradients in phenology and animal movements, seed dispersal studies, and forest restoration studies.

Field Positions and Volunteers: Volunteer positions possible to assist with ongoing research projects mentioned above, depending on level of training and availability, and ability to work in remote and physically demanding site.

Species Studied: Cercopithecus doggetti (silver monkey), Cercopithecus lhoesti (L'Hoest's guenon), Colobus angolensis ruwenzorii (Angola colobus), Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii (East African chimpanzee)

Other Species at Site: Cercopithecus ascanius (red-tailed monkey), Cercopithecus hamlyni (Hamlyn's monkey), Cercopithecus wolfi (Wolf's mona), Euoticus (needle-clawed bushbaby), Galago demidoff (Prince Demidoff's bushbaby), Lophocebus albigena (gray-cheeked mangabey), Otolemur crassicaudatus (thick-tailed bushbaby), Papio anubis (olive baboon), Perodicticus potto (potto)

Comments: Beth Kaplin, Ph.D. is a research coordinator for the Nyungwe Forest Conservation Project (PCFN), a Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) project that works in environmental education, tourism and conservation, and ecological research. Current project director is Ian Munanura, based in Rwanda.

Last Updated: 2002-10-01

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