Our last reports have been updating you on our research program and the two bonobo groups being studied at the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve. But, did you know that we are actually monitoring a total of four bonobo groups? The teams monitoring the other groups (Bekako and Nsondo) have been benefitting from the presence of the researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI), even though they aren't directly involved in the studies so far. The monitoring team leaders have benefitted from working with MPI and some trackers have received updated training in the use of GPS, to improve the data that they are collecting on these groups. This is of particular importance to the Bekako team, as this group has been observed interacting with the research groups (Ekalakala and Nkokoalongo). That makes three groups coming together…another exciting development and great opportunity for understanding bonobo behavior!
By generously sharing their time with our other tracking teams, the MPI researchers are helping to enhance the ability of our partners to monitor and protect the bonobo communities in their forests. And, through the generosity of donors like you, we have been able to sustain and equip these teams.
Speaking of sharing and generosity, as we enter year end fundraising season, GlobalGiving has partnered with an anonymous donor to provide some exciting campaigns, including:
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These campaigns will help your donation have even more of an impact! As always, thank you for standing with us…and please help us share the love by spreading the word about our work.
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