In 2019, in Loango National Park, Gabon, we observed two lethal coalitionary attacks by chimpanzees on gorillas, with each attack lasting approximatly...[details]
Gorillas live in the rain forest, just like all other great apes. Only chimpanzees occur in the african tree-savannah as well. Everyday the Gorillas wander around in their areas, from one feeding ground to another. They feed almost exclusively on plants, which they consume in large volumes. Without forests Gorillas cannot survive. They only leave the forest when they are searching for food in the open grassland.
The number of mountain gorillas on the Virunga Volcanoes has increased continuously for four decades now, as was shown during the last censuses. The...[details]
A few years ago, when I was well into my now 30-year career studying gorillas, my father asked me, 'Don't we know enough about gorillas by now?'...[details]
In January 2014 I started to study the ecology of Cross River gorillas at the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary (THWS) in collaboration with the local...[details]
Though restoring forest is not a substitute to preserve intact forest, for sites where large parts of the forest have already been cleared, restoring...[details]
African tropical rainforests, the second most important biodiversity refuge after the Amazonian basin, host a multitude of plant species. The majority...[details]
All animals - including humans - must eat to survive. The energy derived from food is necessary to sustain basic metabolic and muscle functions,...[details]
The effective protection of a gorilla population requires a solid knowledge of the demography, ecology and behaviour of their social groups. The...[details]
Hunting often devastates populations of large mammals, and this may have impact on other animal and plant communities. In two recent studies (Effiom...[details]
In 2000, WCS Senior Conservationist, and National Geographic explorer, Mike Fay set off on his now famous MegaTransect through the forests of Central...[details]
Examining dietary composition and overlap between species living within the same environment is important for improving our understanding of their...
In November, 2004, WCS and ICCN teams surveyed the highland sector of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park where they found at least 168 gorillas. The...[details]
The mountain gorillas of the Virunga Volcano Massif have been the subject of intense research and conservation efforts by the Karisoke Research Center...
Mount Tshiaberimu is a site that is critical both for conservation and for the development of local communities. It is located in one of the most...
The south-western region of the Central African Republic includes one of the most pristine tropical forests in the whole of Africa. Located in the...
Gorillas are known among the great apes for their fast life history patterns. In zoos it is common for female gorillas to give birth before reaching...