28 percent of potential bonobo habitat remains suitable
27 / 11 / 2013, Mongabaycom News
Only 27.5 percent of potential bonobo habitat is still suitable for the African great ape, according to the most comprehensive study of species' range yet appearing in Biodiversity Conservation. The paper, involving over 30 scientists, analyzes the world's bonobo population using nest counts, remote sensing imagery, and computer modeling. The researchers found that bonobo presence was mostly correlated with human absence.