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Great Apes Summit – Eco-tourism

October 1, 2013

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PraveenĀ MomanĀ is the co-founder of Volcanoes Safaris. The philanthropic trust runs four eco-lodges bordering the parks of Uganda and Rwanda where the mountain gorillas live. This year he was awarded the Conde Nast Traveler: World Savers Award 2013. I spoke to him about his love of Africa, the great apes and how it feels to be […]

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.

Great Apes Summit – Extractive Industries

September 23, 2013

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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 […]

Great Apes Summit

September 22, 2013

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Delegates from around the world are gathering for a four-day conservation summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Great Apes are listed as either endangered or critically endangered and their habitats are disappearing. This event is being held in collaboration with the Wildlife Film Festival 2013, to try to find solutions to mitigate against the impacts […]