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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. Advertisements

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 […]

Criminal gangs cash in on primate smuggling through Egypt

February 1, 2011

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Over the weekend a meeting held by conservationists from the UK and America took place at Chester Zoo. The event organised by Fauna and Flora International (FFI) North-West group, highlighted growing concerns that the number of endangered species being smuggled out of Africa, in particular primates, are being trafficked by international criminal gangs already involved […]

A tragic loss…Colonel Avi Sivan dies in chopper crash

November 23, 2010

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I’ve just received the sad news that Colonel Avi Sivan, the director of Ape Action Africa in Cameroon, West Africa, has died in a helicopter crash today. He was flying between the main cities of Douala and Yaoundé with a local army commander, who also died in the incident. I’ve never met Sivan, but the […]