Cheeky juvenile monkey asserting herself in a grooming bout! Thanks Adrienne Chitayat for filming!

Our 3rd chimpanzee skeleton found! This only the 2nd from the core study area. Way to go, Adrienne & Mlela!

Kichwa ya sokwe - March2016r

Success! The first LJMU Msc field course is now a part of UPP history. Congrats to the first of many cohorts to come! See more in our photo gallery under Media > Photos


UPP in the news!!!

More great press for UAV work at Issa! Mongabay’s recent write-up here!

UAVs at Issa back in the news!

Mongabay’s Can cutting edge drone technology help answer the age old question…

20 January 2016, an historic day at Issa: Our first NEST to NEST follow of an Issa chimpanzee party. OUTSTANDING JOB TEAM!!!


photo: E. McLester

“You don’t look like my kind, but I like the way you work your hands”…Inter-specific grooming at Issa! (credit: E. McLester, January 2016)

Disseminating survey results to policy makers in Mpanda (Dec 2015)


ITV interviews Alex Piel about the survey work and the urgency to protect chimpanzee habitat across western Tanzania (Dec 2015)

GME steering committee

Alex Piel discusses recent survey and monitoring results to the GME Steering Committee in Mpanda (Dec 2015)

Earlier in the year, wild dogs captured on camera; now a hyena!

Where are our owl identifiers?

Photo captured by Sebastian Amaya Ramirez…now we just need a good birder to provide the scientific name! Email us at!

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