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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 […]

Return to Ngamba Island – Day 94

June 5, 2012

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It was a spontaneous trip and I wasn’t even sure I was going to be able to go, but on Monday I managed to crowbar in a visit to Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria to see the wonderful staff who looked after me so well and the chimps I filmed two years ago. The speedboat […]

Researchers create a road map for African sanctuaries

March 19, 2011

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The influx of chimpanzees being taken in by African sanctuaries and rescue centres shows no sign of letting up. Despite the tireless efforts of conservationists and scientists to safeguard these apes in the wild, many new arrivals share a common bond, they are the by-products of either the illegal bushmeat trade or pet trade. Adult […]

Criminal gangs cash in on primate smuggling through Egypt

February 1, 2011

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Over the weekend a meeting held by conservationists from the UK and America took place at Chester Zoo. The event organised by Fauna and Flora International (FFI) North-West group, highlighted growing concerns that the number of endangered species being smuggled out of Africa, in particular primates, are being trafficked by international criminal gangs already involved […]

A tragic loss…Colonel Avi Sivan dies in chopper crash

November 23, 2010

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I’ve just received the sad news that Colonel Avi Sivan, the director of Ape Action Africa in Cameroon, West Africa, has died in a helicopter crash today. He was flying between the main cities of Douala and Yaoundé with a local army commander, who also died in the incident. I’ve never met Sivan, but the […]