Republic of Congo: the last primitive chimpanzees
This area is an almost impenetrable jungle, which some conservationists describe as a "Garden of Eden," where nature, in all its aspects, is preserved, since human greed has not entered there yet.
In an agreement that already lasts more than 10 years, the Government of the Republic of Congo, with the support of North American researchers, committed to protect this last area of survival of primates, which has now been made official by being incorporated into Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, which borders the primitive jungle. The park will now have more than 423,000 hectares of extension.
The Congo River Basin is being subjected to constant aggression of Mining and Timber Companies and the future of tropical forests that exist there is frighteningly dramatic, as they may end up disappearing.
The Organization WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), which is working on his African program for many years - the preservation of some of the forests of the continent - consider that this measure can help preserve wildlife and species of primates from human contact, retaining their primitive features.
Surveys conducted in the Triangle Goualougo by conservationist Dave Morgan, from WCS, and Crickette Sanz, from Washington University, have identified new tools developed by chimpanzees at Goualougo, unknown in other African regions. They quote, as examples, two tools used to hunt termites: a short stick to pierce the nest and a long stick to fish termites, as a specialization of this work, which had not been seen in other areas.
Vice president of WCS, John Robinson, declared after the announcement of the agreement by the Congolese Government: “We commend the Republic of Congo for finalizing this critical process to extend the borders of Nouabalé-Ndoki to include the Goualougo Triangle, one of the great wonders of Africa”. He added: “In a world of human use, this extraordinary forest is a reminder of Eden, an untouched gem teeming with chimpanzees, gorillas, and forest elephants. It is the definition of wild nature and must be protected.”
Researchers who have studied these primitive chimpanzees tell us that they also study humans, observing them from a distance, without disturbing them....
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