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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 […]

Branson forced to wait out lemur conservation plans

May 8, 2011

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Sir Richard Branson’s pie in the sky idea to import lemurs from breeding zoos around the world and release them on a pristine island in the Caribbean has been put on hold…..again! Good intentions aside, conservationists will no doubt be breathing a huge sigh of relief at this latest news, which whipped up quite a […]

The sky’s the limit attitude may not save the lemur, conservationists warn Branson

April 19, 2011

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Sir Richard Branson is used to making headlines. His maverick approach to business catapulted him into the big league and secured his status as one of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs. But his latest idea to help save the lemurs of Madagascar has sparked controversy. The British tycoon admits it’s “a radical idea” but wants […]

People age the same as non-human primates

March 11, 2011

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Like most women I spend far too much money on cosmetics and beauty products. I’m a sucker for anything that tells me it will stave off the ageing process that little bit longer. But the reality is no matter how much jojoba; aloe vera; goji and acai berries there are in my face cream, ageing […]