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Germs

June 20, 2014

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Before I left Kinigi I met up with the director of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP), Anna Behm Masozera. It’s one conservation NGO that has teamed up with other big partners to create an online gorilla pledge. The pledge is aimed at tourists and is to safeguard the apes from potential risks we pose. […]

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.

The Cutter – Day 72

May 14, 2012

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Kalegeja is only 4km from Biiso. The road there is quiet and discreet and the village is tiny. Everyone knows everything about each other and the accepted practice of pit-sawing is seen as one man’s way of overcoming poverty and providing for his family. The Budongo Forest is on their doorstep, and the reserve is […]

Fish and Chimps – days 66 to 68 continued….

May 12, 2012

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When I started this study I was curious to find out what factors could be affecting the well-being and indeed the long-term survival of wild chimps in the Budongo Forest. I had no idea how many complex layers I would uncover in the process of probing and I’ve also come to realise there is a […]

Tourists in Morocco pose a threat to an endangered species of monkey

June 28, 2011

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Can you believe it’s almost July? Where on earth has the last six months gone? Soon schools will be breaking up and families will be descending on the airports in their droves for their summer getaway. While every government welcomes tourism and the money it can generate for the country; especially in these difficult economic […]

UN pledges better law enforcement but gorillas still being slaughtered

April 24, 2011

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Less than a month after the United Nations pledged to enforce stricter laws to protect gorillas, these endangered primates are still being butchered by illegal traffickers. Two hunters  arrested in the Ngombe forest in the Republic of Congo were jailed last week; sentenced to a year and order to pay fines of more than £1500. Their […]

The sky’s the limit attitude may not save the lemur, conservationists warn Branson

April 19, 2011

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Sir Richard Branson is used to making headlines. His maverick approach to business catapulted him into the big league and secured his status as one of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs. But his latest idea to help save the lemurs of Madagascar has sparked controversy. The British tycoon admits it’s “a radical idea” but wants […]