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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 Summit – Disease in apes and humans

September 23, 2013

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Genetic similarities between great apes and humans leaves both susceptible to deadly diseases. It’s a dilemma which is exacerbated by human encroachment, bushmeat hunting and illegal trade. I spoke to Dr Gladys Kalema Zikusoka and Dr Dominic Travis to ask them how do we protect both populations.

Great Apes Summit – Extractive Industries

September 23, 2013

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Great ape habitat in Africa and Asia harbours some of the world’s most valuable resources, but their extraction often destroys forests, drives human encroachment, and fuels illegal trade. Is there any way to balance the conservation of great apes with the harvesting of natural resources? I spoke to a mining industry consultant Barbara Filas and […]