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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 […]

The National Tree Seed Centre – Day 88

May 30, 2012

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  Ten kilometres outside of Kampala’s city centre is the National Tree Seed Centre. It’s a plot of land set just off Jinja Road, its location is somewhat out-of-place along the busy main artery towards Jinja and Kenya. The variety of seeds found here are many, but my interest is in one seed in particular […]

Is it SAFE…….?

April 10, 2011

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……Now there’s a question. In the words of Lawrence Olivier as the exiled Nazi war criminal from the classic 1970’s film Marathon Man, it’s a question and now a new scientific acronym that today’s conservationists are also struggling with (minus the pliers). SAFE (Species Ability to Forestall Extinction) is the latest method that Australian researchers from the […]