A study done by various scholars and wildlife conservation groups used data from nest counts and remote image-sensing to show that bonobos keep away from areas of high human activity, particularly agriculture, and forest fragmentation. The study also showed that only 27.5% of habitat suitable for the bonobo is located in existing protected areas.
The research being done aims to identify where to propose future protected areas for the great ape. The researchers believe that in order for bonobos to survive it is vital for humans to understand the ape's range, distribution and nesting patterns.
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