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Silent chimpanzees

Saturday June 7th, 2014

Today was a devastating blow. We only have a few days left in the field  and we have still not heard a single chimp call or seen a trace of one on a camera trap.

This does not mean that there are no chimpanzees present in the area. We find fresh feeding sites on a daily basis, smell fresh urine and have even been lucky enough to find some feces.

One of our unsuccessful camera traps being set
One of our unsuccessful camera traps being set

 

 

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Marocki Village fire

Marocki Village needs your help. This village is our partner in the Tonkolili Chimpanzee Project and on Earth Day they lost 11 of their homes to a fire, most likely due to agricultural burning. This is a very poor village that is still recovering economically from the civil war.

A before and after of the Marocki Village fire
A before and after of the Marocki Village fire

Even though Earth Day was yesterday, we should be celebrating our Earth every day. If you feel like you did not get to do your part, or if you want to help the wonderful people of the Marocki Village or the endangered chimpanzees please consider donating to this cause.

Marocki Village is a very small village with only about 100 people living there, about half of them are small children. They have been incredibly dedicated to helping with chimpanzee conservation and our research project would not exist without them.

Please consider donating and sharing this cause. The more money we can raise the better off not only the people of Marocki can be, but it will help ensure a better future for chimpanzees.

Marocki Village at sunset. Photo by Benni Litman
Marocki Village at sunset. Photo by Benni Litman