Navigation Links
Zoo researchers provide African sanctuaries road map
Date:3/15/2011

f capture can take years to recover. But PASA member sanctuaries accept that long-term commitment, even if the only possible alternative to lifetime care reintroduction, the physical return of the chimpanzees back to the forest is a difficult and relatively new endeavor.

Chimpanzee reintroduction projects currently underway at PASA sanctuaries in Congo and Guinea have put more than 50 chimpanzees back into the wild, and three Cameroon sanctuaries are preparing to double that number through reintroduction programs in the next few years. But the cost, which can easily double a sanctuary's budget, is just one of the many obstacles to more widespread reintroduction.

"Reintroducing primates is not simple," Cress explained. "Deforestation and poaching make many areas unsuitable for reintroduction, and human encroachment has resulted in communities living in many of the national parks and protected areas. Also, it can be difficult to build a social group of chimpanzees that is physically and emotionally strong enough to survive a reintroduction. That's why the number of released animals remains relatively small compared to the number of orphans in need of care. Lifetime care in sanctuaries is the most frequent option for orphaned primates."

Chimpanzees can live up to 50 60 years, so the commitment for lifetime care is substantial.

The study analyzed historic demographic patterns and projected future population dynamics of these select sanctuaries which housed (at that time) 760 chimpanzees. The median age was 9 years old, with 76 percent of the population being less than 15 years.

Lincoln Park Zoo chimpanzee behavioral researcher Steve Ross, PhD, co-author on the research, explained that as chimpanzees age and reach sexual maturity, group dynamics shift, making social structure an important component for future management plans for PASA sanctuaries.

"Older chimpanzees can be subject to aggression and social dishar
'/>"/>

Contact: Sharon Dewar
sdewar@lpzoo.org
312-742-2246
Lincoln Park Zoo
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. NC State researchers get to root of parasite genome
2. Researchers find animal with ability to survive climate change
3. Researchers find an essential gene for forming ears of corn
4. Researchers note differences between people and animals on calorie restriction
5. Researchers study acoustic communication in deep-sea fish
6. Researchers discover that growing up too fast may mean dying young in honey bees
7. Researchers study how pistachios may improve heart health
8. UI researchers find potentially toxic substance present in Chicago air
9. Researchers develop new self-training gene prediction program for fungi
10. Case Western Reserve University researchers track Chernobyl fallout
11. Childrens National researchers develop novel anti-tumor vaccine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2015)... 2015 Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ... today announced sampling of ClearPad ® 4300, ... (TDDI) product targeting smartphones and tablets. This new ... , best-in-class touch controller IP and systems ... in the company,s Japan Design Center. TDDI enables ...
(Date:7/9/2015)... 2015 Research and ... the "Biometrics for Banking; Market & Technology ... to their offering. The adoption for ... growth and the forecast is that by 2020 ... companies involved in delivering biometric systems to the ...
(Date:7/8/2015)... Summary Pancreatic cancer is the 12th ... with a mortality rate of 10.9 deaths per 100,000 ... patients has highlighted a significant need for new and ... by the current market. A highly active pancreatic ... molecule types and mechanisms of action, which provides a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics Announces Sampling of Second Generation TDDI Solutions 2Synaptics Announces Sampling of Second Generation TDDI Solutions 3Global Banking Biometrics Market 2015-2020 - Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2Global Banking Biometrics Market 2015-2020 - Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 3Frontier Pharma: Pancreatic Cancer - Identifying and Commercializing First-in-Class Innovation 2Frontier Pharma: Pancreatic Cancer - Identifying and Commercializing First-in-Class Innovation 3
... scientists have developed a technique to create 3-D images that ... mathematician. This technique uses anisotropic triangles triangles with ... to create 3-D "mesh" computer graphics of more accurate approximations ... shorter amount of time than current techniques. These types of ...
... MOUNT VERNON, WA--In the mild coastal climate of western ... of growing popular fresh-market vegetables in high tunnel production ... vegetable crops, including protection from environmental stresses such as ... obvious benefits, the use of high tunnels for growing ...
... 19, 2013  Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ONVO) (" Organovo ... bioprinting technology, has been invited to present at the 25th ... New York December 3-4, 2013. ... Murphy , will be presenting on Wednesday, December 4, at ...
Cached Biology News:UT Dallas computer scientists create 3-D technique 2High tunnel, open-field production systems compared for lettuce, tomato 2Organovo to Present at the 25th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... R-Biopharm is proud ... partially hydrolyzed gluten in foods, has been accepted by AOAC International as Official ... Gluten in Fermented Cereal-Based Products by R5 Competitive ELISA,” based on a specific ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015   GenoSpace , a leading provider ... analysis of genomic and other biomedical data, today ... the company as Vice President of Sales and ... "GenoSpace partners with its customers ... and explore complex sets of genomic, phenotypic and ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... According to a new market ... PB/PK, PKPD, Trial Design, Toxicity Prediction, In-house, Contract Service), ... by End Users - Global Forecast to 2020", published ... USD 2,107.99 million by 2020 from USD 1,034.93 million ... Browse more than 75 ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015   Senomyx , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... science technologies to discover, develop, and commercialize novel flavor ... today reported financial results for the second quarter 2015. ... 2015, we remain on track to achieve our commercial ... Executive Officer of the Company. "Since our last quarterly ...
Breaking Biology Technology:RIDASCREEN® Competitve Gliadin Receives AOAC Official First Action Status 2GenoSpace Introduces Matthew Fischer as Vice President of Sales and Marketing 2Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 2Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 3Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 4SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 2SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 3SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 4SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 5SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 6SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 7SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 8SENOMYX ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS 9
... 27, 2011 Generex Biotechnology Corporation (OTCBB: GNBT) ( ... out of a blog post on Friday, June 24, ... Company,s common stock fell more than 20% and more ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110106/NY25057LOGO-b) The author of the blog post ...
... subsidiary of Eisai Inc., announced today that it has successfully ... its employees, more than 5 times as much as it ... number equates to over 40 pounds of food donated per ... through collaboration with Philabundance, the area,s largest food bank and ...
... CRANBURY, N.J., June 27, 2011 Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ... forefront of developing therapies for rare diseases, today announced ... Russell 3000® and small-cap Russell 2000® Indexes. The Company ... Friday, June 24, 2011, when Russell Investments reconstituted its ...
Cached Biology Technology:Generex Provides Clarification of Facts 2Generex Provides Clarification of Facts 3Generex Provides Clarification of Facts 4Generex Provides Clarification of Facts 5Morphotek, Inc. Employees Collect Nearly 9,000 Pounds of Food for Local Families 2Morphotek, Inc. Employees Collect Nearly 9,000 Pounds of Food for Local Families 3Amicus Therapeutics Joins Russell 3000® Index 2
NNT-1/BSF-3 (N-14)...
BI-1 Polyclonal Antibody Storage Temperature: -20C Shipping: gel pack Shelf-Life: 12 months...
... cells of embryonal carcinoma of testis and ovary ... like seminoma. Glandular epithelium of yolk sac tumor ... cells of stomach and acini cells of pancreas ... Epitope: Carbohydrate portion on human embryonal carcinoma ...
... Endogenous potent vasoconstrictor peptide. Displays ... modulates vascular tonus. ET-1, ET-2, and ET-3 ... genes. ET-2 and ET-3 are similar to ... amino acids, respectively. All three isopeptides produce ...
Biology Products: