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From funding research that helps us understand what it means to be human, to helping young scientists achieve their dreams of pursuing a graduate degree, to protecting endangered primates that stand at the brink of extinction, your support made a world of difference this year.
Leakey Foundation grantee Andrea Baden studies how human pressures effect Madagascar's endemic lemurs. Her research finds that the ruffed lemur is being disproportionately impacted by human activities. These findings will be key to helping save them.
In the News, Lunch Break Science
The Leakey Foundation is thrilled to congratulate Dr. Eduardo Fernandez-Duque for receiving The John P. McGovern Award Lecture in the Behavioral Sciences from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Leakey Foundation-supported researchers studying close relatives of baboons known as geladas have shown for the first time that females of this species suddenly hurry up and mature when a new male enters the picture. Their findings are reported in the journal Current Biology on November 5th.
For a long time, it was assumed that hunting in prehistoric societies was primarily carried out by men. Now a new study adds to a body of evidence challenging this idea.
Leakey Foundation grantee Irene Smail is using information from fossil primates to model how closely-related primate species may have interacted with each other in the past. Her research will shed light on why our species survived while others went extinct.
Archaeologists in New Mexico have uncovered the longest known trackway of ancient human fossil footprints, offering evidence of interactions between an adult, a child, and a giant sloth.
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