Joe Taylor

Joe recently completed his MSc in Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University. His background lies in Mathematics, Operational Research, and Statistics, however, upon volunteering on numerous occasions in Southern Africa, has opted to pursue a career in conservation, whilst still utilising his Mathematical education. Outside of Sierra Leone, Joe is currently conducting research into how… Continue reading Joe Taylor


Independence Day in Freetown

We leave tomorrow for the Outamba Kilimi National Park to begin the first phase of research for the Pan Verus Project, but until then we have been in Freetown. Between applying for permits, visas, and meeting with various people around the city we have had time to spend time with our new Sierra Leonean friend… Continue reading Independence Day in Freetown


We got published!!

Check out two of our researcher’s first publications in the most recent issue of the Canopy Journal, an in-house journal operated by the Primate Conservation Department of Oxford Brookes University. This issue centers around the human-primate interface, a matter that we are incredibly passionate about here at the Pan Verus Project.

Conservation Today

Ethnoprimatology – Why We Love It.

“An understanding of the coevolution of science, society, and environment that shows why these are not really contradictions at all should be the future goal of the anthropology of the environment” (Dove, 2006, 203).

Chloë Chesney

Chloe holds an MSc in Primate Conservation focusing on the human-wildlife interface and ethnoprimatology. During her undergraduate in History and Anthropology she conducted fieldwork relating to wildlife trade, oral histories, rehabilitation and release and the changing importance of folk beliefs and traditions to conservation in Java, Indonesia. She is fascinated by the interdisciplinary nature of… Continue reading Chloë Chesney