Jungle Joy: Play, evolution and wild bonobos in DR Congo

What does it mean to be a (human) primate? Expedition to study sociality, play and help conservation of wild bonobos, our living closest relatives, in DR Congo
Animals
$10,280USD
raised of $10,000 goal
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This campaign started on May 14 and closed on August 12, 2011 (11:59pm PT).
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This campaign ended on August 12, 2011
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  • $20USD
    'Jungle Diaries' update

    Will dispatch live updates from depths of Congo jungle using satellite email (not always works, but eventually it does!). You will have first hand info of what's happening with the science, conservation, personal and community aspects of the project. If you are interested in this perk please send me your email address.

    4 claimed

  • $100USD
    Jungle Joy

    In addition to 'Jungle Diaries' you will get three photographs of wild bonobos, taken by myself. You will learn the names and personal histories of this wonderful great apes.

    5 claimed

  • $200USD
    Wild taster

    You get the 'Jungle diaries' update, plus 10 photos of the apes with their personal stories.

    0 claimed

  • $300USD
    Where the wild things are

    You get 'Jungle Diaries' from this year PLUS 'Jungle Diaries' from last year's expedition, PLUS 15 photos of the apes with their personal stories.

    0 claimed

  • $500USD
    Call of the Wild

    You get 'Jungle Diaries' from this year PLUS 'Jungle Diaries' from last year's expedition, PLUS a photo collage with the best of the best of all the expeditions, including not only the bonobos, but also the jungle, the local people, camp life, etc

    0 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Armchair Explorer

    I will give a talk to your institution, community, or friends and family - you can ask me to highlight whichever of the aspects you are most interested in, e.g. bonobo behaviour, what is doing science in DR Congo like, human evolution and great apes, play and joy, etc

    0 claimed

  • $2,000USD
    Light in the Heart of Darkness

    I will teach a whole day workshop to your institution or community on 1) brief overview of Congo and its mythical status as 'The Heart of Darkness', 2) Great ape behaviour and human evolution, 3) Play behaviour and sociality, specifically how does animal play illustrate a continuum with human joy, creativity, humour and laughter (hence play as 'the light' in the heart of darkness). Also available for brainstorming on how to apply evolutionary principles to your organisation or ideas.

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