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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

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 […]

The United Nations

September 9, 2013

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“Errrrm so what would be your dream job?” This wasn’t a question from the careers officer at school. No this was a question that was thrown at me three years ago when I announced I was going back to uni to study primates. It came from friends; colleagues; family and complete strangers. “It’s a bit […]

Mining by China Fuels Great Ape Trafficking from Guinea

November 7, 2012

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The extraction of Guinea’s large mineral wealth by China is being used as a smoke screen for the illegal trafficking of great apes from the continent say UN conservationists. As China continues to push its economic development, precious resources in some of the most remote corners of Guinea are being pumped out of the country […]

Masking the problem – should mountain gorilla tourists cover up to save the great apes?

May 14, 2011

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I can hardly believe it’s almost a year since I carted myself off to the African jungle. I remember being full of excitement and apprehension as I put aside my high-heels and lip gloss and packed my box-fresh hiking boots and 100 per cent Deet. As a city girl who’s never even been camping it […]