Browsing All posts tagged under »West Africa«

Monkeying about in the Caribbean

March 29, 2011


A dear friend and night shift colleague, Merlin (he is a wizard when it comes to anything to do with computers) has just come back from the Caribbean island of Barbados after proposing to his long-term girlfriend (aaaah!!). It seems the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters painted the perfect setting he needed for […]

A King among men (and other primates)

February 22, 2011


This infant’s arrival didn’t have the pomp that most royalty receive, but the latest West Country’s edition born at  Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is by no means any less important. It’s a King Colobus monkey (Colobus polykomos) also known as the Western Black-and-white Colobus. These monkeys are endangered and officially rated as vulnerable by the International Union for […]

New appointments for Ape Action Africa

February 5, 2011


This year I’m hoping to fly back to Africa to film the work being done at Mefou Sanctuary in Cameroon. I’m keen to experience and see first hand how different West Africa is to East Africa, as well as looking at the differences in the various sub-species of chimpanzees from other geographical areas. Believe it or […]

Body parts seized in Gabon

January 20, 2011


If you had asked me two years ago where Gabon was, I probably would have struggled to pin point its exact whereabouts in Africa on a map. Now, it’s a different story and I know only too well where this West African nation lies and sadly today, it’s made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. […]