News & Announcements

Publication and rollout of the A.P.E.S. Wiki, an online tool

The A.P.E.S. Wiki is finally available! This website is a platform for site-level information on ape research and conservation, which has just been released and made publicly available. The website has been launched with the western chimpanzee as its pilot taxon – that’s information on over 50 western chimpanzee sites! You can read more about the platform in the recent article in the scientific Journal the American Journal of Primatology.
 

The IUCN Western Chimpanzee Action Plan is published!

The IUCN Western Chimpanzee Action Plan is published! The plan synthesizes information from almost 70 experts on the status, threats, and next steps needed to save this enigmatic and critically endangered subspecies from extinction. You can also hear more about the plan on the GWC Blog and in Mongabay. 

Western Chimpanzee Action Plan informational pamphlets available

The WCAP Implementation Committee created a series of pamphlets in French and English to draw attention to important issues in western chimpanzee conservation. These are great documents to share with all stakeholders, and are ready for print! Click here to download the pamphlet on Private Industry in Western chimpanzee habitats (EN), Protecting chimpanzee diversity (EN | FR), and Strengthening Legal Frameworks for Chimpanzee Protection (EN). For higher quality, printer-press versions, please contact the Regional Coordinator.

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