Visual progression of chimpanzee ground and tree nests decay

Published: 14 December 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ftkktcpmjy.1
Toni Romani, Cleve Hicks, Catherine Hobaiter, Thibaud Gruber


Visual progression (photos of nests taken at each revisit) of the nest decay of 15 ground and 19 tree nests (nest sites NS135 and NS191). The study has been conducted in the Central Forest Reserve of Bugoma, Uganda.


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The Uganda Wildlife Authority, the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, the National Forest Authority, and the Bugoma Primate Conservation Project granted us permission to work in the Bugoma Central Forest Reserve, Uganda. This work has been developed within the project “A survey of Chimpanzee Material Culture in Eastern DR Congo” financed by the National Science Center, Poland on the basis of the Decision no. DEC-2017/25/B/NZ8/02730. TG is supported by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant PCEFP1_186832) and received additional funding from the National Geographic Society during the conduction of this study. CH is supported by a grant from the European Union’s 8th Framework Programme, horizon 2020, under grant agreement no 802719. BPCP is supported by the Jane Goodall Institute Switzerland. Additional funding sources: The 'Artes Liberales' Foundation, and the Naples Zoo.


Uniwersytet Warszawski Wydzial Artes Liberales


Nesting, Great Ape, Primatology


Narodowe Centrum Nauki


Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung


Horizon 2020 Framework Programme