The e-lab serves as a collaboration platform, data repository and divulgation site for a heteregoenous group of researchers and conservationists with interest in the conservation of central African ecosystems. Our work is centered around apes  (Hominoidea superfamily in the Order Primates) and the challenges they face to survive the exponentially growing human pressures affecting them. Currently we are working on the ecology and conservation genetics of  western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) in the Republic of the Congo.