In the news…

January 2018

Lots of good press for our paper on extracting DNA from chimpanzee termite fishing tools!

The Conversation

John Hawkes Blog

October 2017

Ape Expectations – Bucknell Magazine writes about the Project and ties to Bucknell alumni who have joined us at Issa.




February 2017AP & FS - Issa - 2012

Life of a primatologist




September 2016ABCG

Alex and Fiona present on their research and their conservation work across western Tanzania at the Africa Biodiversity Conservation Group in Washington, D.C. Flyer here.



July 2016

Filming with UnivisionA film crew from Univision visited Issa to discuss the conservation challenges facing Tanzania’s chimpanzees. Stay tuned for the airing of the final product later in 2016.



Fiona&Adrienne in office
A crew from the Korean Education Broadcasting System visits Issa to interview Fiona about her work on chimpanzee nest building and the implications for human evolution

March 2016 Fiona-interview

Fiona Stewart made her Asian science documentary debut in March when a crew from the Korean Education Broadcasting System interviewed her at Issa. Stay tuned for the episode which will feature Fiona and her research on nest building and implications for human evolution.






February 2016

Mongabay: Can cutting edge drone technology help answer the age old question…

And Earth Island reports HERE on the recent UAV work at Issa!

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Serge Wich, Jeff Kerby, and Sander van Andel prepare for UAV deployment at Issa (July 2015)


January 2016ITV

iTV:  On their interview with Alex Piel and a summary of the recent Greater Mahale Ecosystem Stakeholders meeting in Mpanda (December 2015)