In West Africa, chimp numbers considerably higher than previously thought, but few live in PAs

Nearly 53,000 western chimpanzees live in the forests and savannas of West Africa, a higher number than previously thought, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

The study finds that just 17 percent of this population lives inside high-level protected areas, and points to a series of proposed development corridors as among the potential threats to chimpanzee populations in the region.

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