About This Project
Do traditional practices and wildlife values influence ape presence near communities in eastern DRC?
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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