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Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (Established 1999)
Conservation Agency
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Director: Christophe Boesch
Phone: 00 49 341 99 52 139   Fax: 00 49 341 99 52 119   E-Mail:
Inselstrasse 22, Leipzig 04103 GERMANY
Institution: c/o Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Mission: The WCF is a multi-national foundation created and advised by individuals who join efforts to preserve as many as possible of the remaining wild chimpanzee populations and their natural habitat throughout their range in Africa.

Principal Research Programs: The long-temr objectives of the WCF is to establish a "Pan-African Forest network for chimpanzees", with the aim to assure protection over 35,000 chimpanzees. The present programs are three-fold: 1- Establishement of a Pan-African monitoring program to increase our knowledge about the number of chimpanzees remaining and their locations, as well as being able to following changes in their numbers over time. Collaboration of local park authorities in establishing the biomonitoring units. 2- Village oriented Awareness programs around area with wild chimpnazees populations to improve the co-existence between the two species. Theatre play, vidoes, newsletter and discussions rounds are used. 3- Support acitvities bringing alternative benefit to the local populations around areas with wild chimpanzees, including eco-tourisms

Associated Field Sites: Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Liberia, to expand

Supported Species: Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee)

Last Updated: 2003-01-10

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