• Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology

    Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology

    LJMU, WWF and HUTAN came together to examine better ways of detecting the great apes in the Bornean forest canopy, by using drones fitted with thermal-imaging cameras.

    10/04/19
  • A study of the chimpanzee precursor of HIV-1 could lead to a better AIDS vaccine

    A study of the chimpanzee precursor of HIV-1 could lead to a better AIDS vaccine

    Liverpool John Moores University has been part of an international research team, led by Professor Beatrice Hahn and colleagues at the Perelman School of Medicine, who have been studying the origin of HIV-1 in non-human primates for decades.

    05/02/19
  • Rethinking the orangutan

    Rethinking the orangutan

    The critically endangered orangutan—one of human’s closet living relatives—has become a symbol of wild nature’s vulnerability in the face of human actions and an icon of rainforest conservation.

    28/06/18
  • Bonobos share and share alike

    Bonobos share and share alike

    Bonobos are willing to share meat with animals outside their own family groups. This behaviour was observed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is documented in a new study in Springer’s journal Human Nature

    09/04/18
  • Discovery of a new great ape: The Tapanuli orangutan

    Discovery of a new great ape: The Tapanuli orangutan

    An international team of researchers have just described a new ape species, the Tapanuli orangutan, find out more about this exciting discovery here.

    02/11/17

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