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Grantee Spotlight: Sean Lee

Grantee Spotlight
How can chimpanzees and bonobos help us understand human evolution? Leakey Foundation grantee Sean Lee is collecting data on behavioral development and physical growth from wild populations of chimpanzees and bonobos in order to study how behavioral differences evolved in these species.

Grantee Spotlight: Liza Moscovice

Grantee Spotlight
Liza Moscovice was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Explaining patterns of within and between-group cooperation among LuiKotale bonobos."

Survey of bonobos in Tshuapa-Lomami-Lualaba area, Democratic Republic of Congo

Research Report
Paco Bertolani, PhD Candidate
University of Cambridge The Tshuapa-Lomami-Lualaba area (TL2) lies at the eastern edge of the bonobos’ species range in the Congo basin. In what eventually led to the creation of the TL2 Project, Terese and John Hart organized extensive surveys of TL2 starting in 2007. They confirmed the presence of bonobos in this area, estimating a population of over 10,000 individuals.… more »