This grant supports the longest-running study of African forest elephants at Dzanga Bai in the Central African Republic. In spite of political turmoil and instability in the country, the area remains an important habitat and gathering site for large numbers of elephants. Funds support ongoing surveillance and monitoring of the site, collection of baseline data, and collaboration with the Dzanga-Sangha project in anti-poaching efforts. (2014-2015)
Former Project Titles:
- Forest elephant study, Dzanga Clearing, Central African Republic (2008-2013)
- This grant will provide ongoing support to the longest-running study of African forest elephants. The grantee will provide surveillance and monitoring of the forest elephant population in the region, training of research assistants on elephant identification, and analysis of elephant vocalizations.