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Nyungwe Forest Conservation Project (on going)
Director: Ian Munanura
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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