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Great Apes Summit – Professor Richard Wrangham

September 30, 2013

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Richard Wrangham a professor of biological anthropology at Harvard University has been studying primates since the 1970s. He has conducted extensive research on primate ecology, nutrition, and social behaviour. Here he talks to me at the Great Apes Summit in Jackson Hole Wyoming about the importance of ambassadors like Dr Jane Goodall; the future of […]

Great Apes Summit – final day at Jackson Hole

September 26, 2013

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The final sessions of the Great Apes Summit revisited the issues discussed over the four days. It’s up to the next generation to safeguard these primates and inspire those behind them to carry on fighting.I spoke to GRASP co-ordinator and a Girl Scout trying to make a difference.

Great Apes Summit – Dr Jane Goodall teams up with Google

September 24, 2013

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She is arguably one of the world’s most famous Primatologists. Dr Jane Goodall has committed her life to raising the profile of chimpanzees and other ape species. Her popularity across generations is something technology giant Google wanted to capture and use for the good of conservation. We talked to Dr Goodall about her life and […]

Great Apes Summit – PETA

September 24, 2013

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Today, Dan Mathews, PETA spoke to me about the use of primates in Hollywood for the Great Apes Summit in Jackson Hole. Mathews addressed the chimpanzee featured in Paramount Pictures’ The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Great Apes Summit – Illegal Trade

September 23, 2013

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An estimated 3,000 great apes are lost from the wild to the global illicit live trade each year, and many wind up smuggled, shipped, and sold. Naftali Honig runs the wildlife enforcement project PALF in Congo, together with other activists they have set up a new organisation – Eagle Network which spans 6 African countries. […]

Great Apes Summit – Palm Oil

September 23, 2013

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The profitability of palm oil has fueled a global ago-industrial surge that has devastated vast areas of orangutan habitat in Asia. It now threatens great ape forests in Africa. I spoke to some of the world’s leading experts in conservation on whether there is a sustainable way to meet the popular demand of this crop.

Great Apes Summit – Disease in apes and humans

September 23, 2013

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Genetic similarities between great apes and humans leaves both susceptible to deadly diseases. It’s a dilemma which is exacerbated by human encroachment, bushmeat hunting and illegal trade. I spoke to Dr Gladys Kalema Zikusoka and Dr Dominic Travis to ask them how do we protect both populations.