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In comparison to elephants, rhinos, and dolphins, hippos have been the subject of very little research.  However, there are several important programs now underway.  Check the links below to find out more about the activities of the IUCN Hippo Specialty Group and others taking part in preserving common and pygmy hippos.

IUCN Hippo Specialist SubGroup Research Activities

Hippo critical issues: Using conservation genetics to promote hippo conservation in Africa.

Other Important Hippo Research Programs
Bui National Park survey in Ghana
Conservation of the pygmy hippopotamus in Cestos-Senkwehn Rivershed Forests of southeastern Liberia
Common hippos, keystone species in, Okavango Delta, Botswana