The Kasanka Baboon Project (KBP) was founded by Anna Weyher in 2010. After conducting a small project on Kinda Baboons for her Masters degree Anna applied and received a Fulbright grant to embark on a long-term study of Kinda baboons in Kasanka National Park. In addition to her love for wildlife Anna also has a passion for Africa, community work, and helping women. Once she began working in rural Zambia, Anna felt that she had a responsibility to address conservation, education, and female empowerment in her beloved, adopted community. Since 2010, the KBP has grown into a comprehensive organization that conducts innovative biological research, reduces poaching, educates and employs the local community, and helps local girls go to school. The KBP received 501(c)(3) status in 2012 in order to expand its impact locally and globally.