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, […]

New paper on post-grooming anxiety

A new paper from our team has been published in Animal Behaviour. The paper looks at anxiety following grooming in wild Barbary macaques. This paper is the first one to assess post-grooming anxiety in the donor and recipient of the same grooming interactions in a wild non-human primate species. Two males grooming Reference: Molesti, S. […]

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 […]