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Groomed by a Mountain gorilla, what would you do?

January 31, 2012

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How would you react if you had a 20-stone male eyeballing you while his Mrs and children clambered all over you? Most people would probably need a fresh pair of undies as my friend BQ pointed out to me. Well one tourist probably did what most people would do and sat as still as possible […]

WSPA gives a helping hand to the Met

January 30, 2012

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For many riding out the financial doom and gloom has not been easy, unless you’re a banker with little conscious about your annual bonus. Historically conservation groups struggle even in buoyant times to get funding so it came as a bit of surprise to see the tables turn this week.  Today the charity, The World Society […]

Back to Uganda

January 25, 2012

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It’s official, in six weeks time I’ll be back in the Ugandan jungle. This morning I got an approval email for one of three research permits I’ve applied for. Woo-hoo the countdown has begun. It’s been almost two years since my first taster of fieldwork and this time I’m prepared, focussed and raring to go. I […]

Chimpanzees appear to know what’s on their friends’ minds

January 5, 2012

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The other day the Northerner and I were walking home from the tube and I shouted out as I thought he was about to cross the road into the path of an on-coming bus turning the corner. As it happens the bus stopped on the bend because the lights were red. But my “alarm” call […]

2011 in review

January 3, 2012

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Happy New Year everyone. I just want to say a big thank to everyone who has supported my blog since it started and those who have found me in 2011. It’s been quite a year and I hope to share some exciting news with you all in the next few weeks. In the mean time […]