Proposals for behavioral studies at Fauna are welcome. Behavioral studies are allowed only when there is direct benefit to the residents, and potentially other animals held in captive environments. The work must be strictly non-invasive, observational and must adhere to Fauna’s guidelines that parallel, those set for the protection of human research subjects. Key to accepting any proposal or soliciting work of a certain nature is that the study must be in direct service to the chimpanzees and interventions to improve the care they are provided.
Please see Fauna Foundation Behavior Study Guidelines for the policy and application process.