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Community / Land projects / LOMA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK CONSERVATION PROJECT: AN APPROACH TO PROTECT THE LARGEST POPULATIONS OF WESTERN C

LOMA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK CONSERVATION PROJECT: AN APPROACH TO PROTECT THE LARGEST POPULATIONS OF WESTERN C

€419710.6319

10/21 - 06/25

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The purpose of this project is to support the protection of Loma Mountains National Parks endangered.chimpanzees by: (1) conducting surveys to estimate chimpanzee abundance, understand population.dynamics, and identify cultural traits; (2) conducting fecal analysis and botanical surveys to determine.chimpanzee dietary habits, and resource needs and use; (3) using botanical surveys, satellite imagery and.ground-truthing to map chimpanzee habitat; (4) restoring that habitat through reforestation with key tree.species; (5) improving biomonitoring through increasing the number of community monitors and.expanding their training; (6) conducting environmental education in 14 schools and introducing a Roots.& Shoots program for regional youth; (7) improving understanding of local economies through a.socioeconomic study and land use planning; and promoting a shift to more environmentally friendly.livelihoods.