Cleve Hicks has been studying chimps for 10 years, the last four in the Congo. The preserve where his study was being conducted was overrun by illegal gold miners last year. So Cleve and his crew had to leave the preserve and set up shop somewhere else.
Cleve knows how much the people of Congo are suffering because of poverty and the war, but he's also worried about Congo's chimps, elephants and other wildlife. He sees this natural resource as Congo's only salvation and he's doing everything he can to try to help preserve it.