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Primates in Peril

October 17, 2012

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It makes for bleak reading but 25 species of primates are on the brink of extinction because of destructive human activity. The stark warning comes following a report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature at the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity in the Indian city of Hyderabad. Six of the severely […]

Leakey’s Angels

December 10, 2010

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Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey was a British archaeologist whose work was important in establishing human evolutionary  development in Africa. He was born in British East Africa, what is now known as Kenya. He developed an early interest in prehistory, which he combined with his love of the continent. The paleoanthropological research he and his family did, […]