Project (2014-ongoing) Inter-group interactions in mountain gorillas

Mountain gorillas in Rwanda inhabit an area where there is high overlap among groups’ home ranges and encounters between different groups are relatively frequent.

We study them with the aim of determining the factors that prevent escalation of intergroup conflict, e.g. familiarity and relatedness among members of different groups or resource abundance in their home ranges.

Site:

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Collaborating institution:

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Student:

Melanie Mirville, UWA

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