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Homeward bound

September 9, 2014

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I have survived two weeks of primitive camping (no showers just wet wipes) in what I’d describe as a challenging environment with tough conditions. Non stop rain; icy temperatures; full of the cold and “totally” out of my element. I know my mother will be experiencing a huge sigh of relief now that I’m out […]

Chicago – where itineraries go to die!

August 28, 2014

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Just before I took my flight I skyped B last night. We ran through a check list of all the things I needed to bring and then he dropped a bombshell. “Don’t be surprised if you end up overnighting in Chicago,” he said flatly. “Sorry?” I said perplexed. “Put it like this,” he added thoughtfully. […]

Public misconceptions could be threatening the survival of Chimpanzees

July 15, 2011

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The other night I had the oddest dream. Perhaps it was a combination of too much cheese and wine before bedtime. I dreamt that Sir David Attenborough and I were in the jungle together filming a docco about a newly discovered species of ape that had bright green hair. It had the face of a gibbon […]

Researchers create a road map for African sanctuaries

March 19, 2011

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The influx of chimpanzees being taken in by African sanctuaries and rescue centres shows no sign of letting up. Despite the tireless efforts of conservationists and scientists to safeguard these apes in the wild, many new arrivals share a common bond, they are the by-products of either the illegal bushmeat trade or pet trade. Adult […]