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The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest: Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation

Vernon Reynolds


Chimpanzees have never been more threatened with extinction than they are today. This book focuses on one chimpanzee group, the Sonso community, living in a tropical rain forest, the Budongo Forest in western Uganda. The book builds up a detailed picture of the forest environment of these apes, their social and behavioural adaptations, and the range of threats they face at the present time. The facts presented in the book summarize the author’s own work and that of the many students and colleagues who have worked with the Budongo Forest Project, which the author founded, over the years from 19 ... More

Keywords: chimpanzee, tropical forest, Uganda, Budongo, mortality, diet, social behaviour, infanticide, threats, conservation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198515463
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515463.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vernon Reynolds, author
Professor Emeritus of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK