Great Apes Summit – Extractive Industries

Posted on September 23, 2013


Great ape habitat in Africa and Asia harbours some of the world’s most valuable resources, but their extraction often destroys forests, drives human encroachment, and fuels illegal trade. Is there any way to balance the conservation of great apes with the harvesting of natural resources? I spoke to a mining industry consultant Barbara Filas and Chris Ransom from the Zoological Society of London.

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