Our Vision

Sustainable conservation of non-human primates is a priority concern in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is compatible with community development initiatives.

Our Mission

Establish a professional team of Primatologists studying non-human primates and suggesting holistic strategies to ensure their sustainable conservation while improving community livelihood among those living in proximity to their natural habitats.

Our Objectives

The overall objective of Primate Expertise is to promote conservation sustainability of non-human primates through education, research and outreach programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


We Are Professional Institution Dedicated to Primate Research and Conservation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Why Primate Expertise ?

New local universities are being created in the region, but very few teach wildlife-oriented courses and consequently very few young students are interested in wildlife sciences, including primatology. Due to this lack of interest, there is a great concern for the long-term survival of the rich and diverse non-human primate fauna of DR Congo. Primate Expertise inspires young generation of Congolese primatologists to take the leadership in research and conservation of non-human primates in collaboration with the local communities


Few words about the Founder

Dr. Augustin K. Basabose, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has played a leading role in the conservation of great apes in Central Africa for more than 20 years.

He graduated with a PhD. in Zoology from Kyoto University, where he completed a thesis on chimpanzee ecology in the montane forests of Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2005.


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We have the privilege to work with some National and International Organisations