Conservation in action

Last week the Moroccan Primate Conservation Foundation, a ONG with which we collaborate on a number of projects, has given 30 combination oven/cooker/heater units to families living in the forest around Azrou. These units were made locally and funded by funded by Burgers Zoo in Holland in partnership with Ifrane National Park. The use of […]

Successful PhD viva

Sandra Molesti has successfully defended her PhD thesis last week, passing the viva with minor changes. Sandra’s thesis focuses on grooming exchange and cooperation in the Barbary macaque, a topic that has important implications for our understanding of human social evolution. Sandra had an international panel for her viva, composed of Dr Gabriele Schino (CNR, […]

A new Doctor in town!

A few weeks ago Christopher Young has been awarded a PhD Degree from the Georg August University of Gottingen, Germany, for a thesis entitled “Cooperation and competition in wild male Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) in Morocco”. Chris has been a key member of the Barbary Macaque Project since it’s start, having worked in Morocco as […]

Primate Conference

At the beginning of April, Lincoln hosted the Primate Society of Great Britain Easter Conference. This was an intense two days meeting that gathered primatologists from UK and various other European countries.   The quality of the talks and posters was excellent and the conference was also an excellent opportunity for members of the Barbary […]