Mary Jo Austin

Mary Jo Austin

Jun 10, 2021

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    About This Project

    Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is home to both highly endangered apes and Batwa and Bantu ethnic groups. It is essential to explore the relationship between culture and apes in order to understand 1) ape presence near communities, 2) communities’ cultural practices, wildlife values systems and natural resource use 3) the relationships between cultural practices, wildlife values resource use and ape presence.

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