Thursday, September 26, 2002

COUNTING CHIMPANZEES

Survey of Savanna Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in Southeastern Sénégal
J.D. Pruetz, L.F. Marchant, J. Arno, W.C. McGrew

A survey of the western subspecies of chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) was conducted from 1 February to 9 April 2000 in Sénégal, West Africa, by the Miami Assirik Pan Project (MAPP). In addition to the Assirik area of the Parc National du Niokolo Koba (PNNK), areas south and east of the park were surveyed. Nests made by chimpanzees were used to estimate chimpanzee distribution and densities. Within the PNNK, chimpanzees were estimated to occur at an average of 0.13 individuals/km....