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Project Summary

At Chimp&See, citizen scientists watch videos from camera traps located at over 40 different field sites across equatorial Africa and then identify the animals and behaviours they observe. The data is used to better understand chimpanzee behaviour and contribute to species conservation.

Need to know

  • Start Date: 01/07/2020
  • End Date: 31/12/2020
  • County: National
  • Organisation Name: Pan African Programme: The Cultured Chimpanzee (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
  • Project Category: Species surveys,Other


Project Description

Chimp&See is part of the Pan African Programme: The Cultured Chimpanzee (PanAf) (, based out of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. The goal of the project is two-fold. 1) To understand the evolutionary drivers that have contributed to the behavioural and cultural diversity of chimpanzees and 2) To document and bring attention to chimpanzee populations and their ecosystems before they disappear.