Because of their great similarities to humans – both biological and social – chimpanzees offer us great insights into our evolutionary past and our future.

Researching ChimpanzeesAs we observe and document the world of chimpanzees, we learn more about our own behaviours and social patterns, our impact on the ecosystem and even our spread of disease. Chimp research at Gombe National Park in Tanzania and elsewhere also informs the development of strategies to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.