Chimpanzee trekking is an incredibly exciting thing to do. Currently almost all of the chimp trekking takes place in just one or two of the places that they live wild.
If it is possible to change this, we can make chimpanzee populations across the tropical African belt valuable to local people, and therefore protect their long-term viability. The wild chimpanzee is an essential part of the places that they inhabit, so hunting and poaching threatens the collapse of the entire ecosystem.
One of our closest relatives and an image that we are very used to, unfortunately the chimpanzee like all other great apes is facing a precipitous decline in its population.
There are 4 subspecies, Eastern(21000-55000), Western(35000), Central(115000) and Nigerian-Cameron (3500-9000). As you can see many of these have wide ranging estimates which shows how little idea we have at the current time.
Chimpanzees inhabited wide-range of forests and open woodlands. When not attacked by humans, and when their homes are left standing they can do very well.
It is possible that organised tourism amongst some of these populations could help save them. Unfortunately it is entirely possible that many of these populations are lost before we can help. We aim to link to as many place that you can visit below.
We will also have a list of all articles on chimpanzee from this website below
Chimpanzees and gorillas search each other out – “friends with benefits”
Recent studies have shown that it his highly beneficial to both species when these cross species friendships are made. Indeed, it is not merely a
Wild chimpanzee mother and baby sighted in Cameroon park Douala-Edea national park for the first time
It is unfortunately true, that in many of the reserves that have been formed, we do not know what lives within the park. In many
Chimpanzee and Gorilla seen spending extended periods together in the wild
Chimpanzees and Gorillas share much of the forests of central and Western Africa. It is therefore not surprising that they might meet from time to
Chimpanzees in west Africa, appear to be the foundation of the current seemingly never ending rainforests
Just 2500 years ago, the never-ending forests of west Africa was made up of fragments of forest, with areas of open land between them. This
Researchers may have found overlooked section of our DNA that could explain why humans are so different to Chimpanzees
In many ways humans are incredibly similar to the other great apes – Chimpanzees, Bonobos, gorillas and orangutans. Stem cell researchers released a paper in
Leprosy identified in wild Chimpanzees for the first time
Leprosy has been identified by an international team of scientists in two countries in west africa – Ivory coast and Guinea-Bissau. Leprosy has never been