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Great Apes Summit – Dr Jane Goodall teams up with Google

September 24, 2013

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She is arguably one of the world’s most famous Primatologists. Dr Jane Goodall has committed her life to raising the profile of chimpanzees and other ape species. Her popularity across generations is something technology giant Google wanted to capture and use for the good of conservation. We talked to Dr Goodall about her life and […]

Great Apes Summit – Illegal Trade

September 23, 2013

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An estimated 3,000 great apes are lost from the wild to the global illicit live trade each year, and many wind up smuggled, shipped, and sold. Naftali Honig runs the wildlife enforcement project PALF in Congo, together with other activists they have set up a new organisation – Eagle Network which spans 6 African countries. […]

Great apes have midlife crises too

November 20, 2012

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The midlife crisis cliché is not uniquely human because our primate cousins go through the same emotions. A team of international researchers have found that dissatisfaction in midlife may have evolved in our common ancestors rather than just from the stresses of modern life. The well-being of 508 captive great apes from around the world […]

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 […]

Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

June 2, 2012

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Trying to get a meeting with Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is no mean feat.  She is one of Africa’s leading scientists and conservationists and she’s in huge demand. Her mission to promote conservation through human public health is something that is becoming increasingly more important as people and animals are forced to live in closer proximity […]

Old faces and new faces – Day 3 Kampala

March 4, 2012

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Thanks to everyone who emailed me about the species of bird in my last post – for those still in the dark they were marabous. Now stop with the emails already! So today the Wee Bern and I shared a cab into Kampala. I waved goodbye to the staff at The Boma and vowed to […]

Humanising animals could lead to the creation of monsters

August 1, 2011

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In ten days time the much anticipated summer blockbuster Rise of the Planet of the Apes will open in cinemas across the UK. The film looks at how the genetic modification of one chimpanzee creates a new-breed of ape that eventually leads to a great ape uprising against the human race. This may sound like […]