To learn about World Chimpanzee Day and get involved, please visit worldchimpanzeeday.org.
Ai's scarf award is for celebrating the female scholars who dedicate their lives to promoting the research, conservation, and welfare of chimpanzees and the rest of the nonhuman primates. [Continue Reading]
The Green Corridor project is a plantation activity for mitigating fragmented habitat of wild chimpanzees. On July 12th, 19 people from IREB/KUPRI had planted 100 saplings of Uapaca heudelotii, a forest plant species, to promote individual interchange between the Bossou chimpanzee community and the neighboring Nimba populations.
The Chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba is another website presented by KUPRI. It promotes their research and conservation of wild chimpanzees living in Bossou and Nimba, Republic of Guinea, West Africa.
Kumamoto Sanctuary (KS), the first chimpanzee sanctuary in Japan, is a sister institute of KUPRI. KS has been working hard to improve physical and psychological well-being of 57 chims and 6 bonobos currently kept at the facility.
The Section of Language and Intelligence, Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University (KUPRI) is our lab website. CVs of Professor Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Associate Professor Masaki Tomonaga and other members are available on the website.
Kyoto University started a new leading graduate program in "Primatology and Wildlife Science" (PWS) in 2013. PWS aims to provide a new generation of trained professionals to protect the environment by conserving wildlife, informing the public and developing overseas outreach.
The Japan Monkey Centre (JMC) is a registered museum responsible for producing the journal Primates - the oldest English-language Primatology journal. JMC also runs a unique zoo, specializing in nonhuman primates, housing about 1000 individuals representing 60+ different species.
Support for African /Asian Great Apes (SAGA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1998. We have hosted meeting for research, conservation, and animal welfare on the African and Asian Great Apes. Most of the ape researchers working in Japan as well as zoo people, conservationists, and others have joined the meeting.
This website "Chimpanzee Ai" is financially supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (grant 07102010, 12002009, 16002001, 20002001, 24000001 and 16H06283 to Tetsuro Matsuzawa.)
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