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

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10/22 - 06/25

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THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO SUPPORT THE PROTECTION OF LOMA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK S 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 AND 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.