Latest update Bili Apes Project.
Early 2004 through its director (prof.dr. Jan Sevink) IBED (Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystems Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) established contacts with the Wasmoeth Wildlife Foundation and became involved in its activities in the Bili area and the protection of its wild life including apes. Though this involvement pertains particularly to the genetics and ecology of the chimps in the area, the scope of IBED’s research in the Bili area is wider, reflecting the broad scientific mission of IBED and complexity of wild life conservation. Currently, the following topics can be distinguished.