Browsing All posts tagged under »primates«

Germs

June 20, 2014

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Before I left Kinigi I met up with the director of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP), Anna Behm Masozera. It’s one conservation NGO that has teamed up with other big partners to create an online gorilla pledge. The pledge is aimed at tourists and is to safeguard the apes from potential risks we pose. […]

Drilling stopped in Virunga National Park but for how long?

June 12, 2014

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As I prepared to board a flight to East Africa yesterday news that oil exploration within Africa’s oldest national park had been suspended broke. The environmental charity WWF was claiming this as its own hard-fought victory. It follows endless campaigning and celebrity endorsement which the NGO believes helped to safeguard the Democratic Republic of Congo’s […]

Great Apes Summit – Professor Richard Wrangham

September 30, 2013

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Richard Wrangham a professor of biological anthropology at Harvard University has been studying primates since the 1970s. He has conducted extensive research on primate ecology, nutrition, and social behaviour. Here he talks to me at the Great Apes Summit in Jackson Hole Wyoming about the importance of ambassadors like Dr Jane Goodall; the future of […]

Great Apes Summit – final day at Jackson Hole

September 26, 2013

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The final sessions of the Great Apes Summit revisited the issues discussed over the four days. It’s up to the next generation to safeguard these primates and inspire those behind them to carry on fighting.I spoke to GRASP co-ordinator and a Girl Scout trying to make a difference.

The United Nations

September 9, 2013

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“Errrrm so what would be your dream job?” This wasn’t a question from the careers officer at school. No this was a question that was thrown at me three years ago when I announced I was going back to uni to study primates. It came from friends; colleagues; family and complete strangers. “It’s a bit […]

Earliest fossil primate discovered in China

June 9, 2013

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This week has been a very mixed bag of stories on the science desk. It began with a story about the HPV virus (Human Papillomavirus) and Michael Douglas’ throat cancer, which he claimed he developed through oral sex. Then came a study by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists which raised the “potential but […]

Justin Bieber’s Pet Monkey Confiscated

April 2, 2013

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He is the pop brat that has been under the public spotlight for what feels like an eternity but at the ripe old age of 19, Justin Bieber is still no wiser. Bieber is reportedly facing prosecution after he sneaked a capuchin monkey, which he bought as a pet, onto his private jet as he […]