Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP)

The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) is an innovative and ambitious partnership comprised of great ape range states faced with an immediate challenge: to lift the threat of imminent extinction faced by gorillas (Gorilla beringei, G. gorilla), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), bonobos (Pan paniscus) and orangutans (Pongo abelii, P. pygmaeus) across their ranges in Equatorial Africa and Southeast Asia.
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Should a #chimpanzee be legally permitted to sue its owner? A New York Times Magazine opinion article examines the implications. To read, visit http://ift.tt/1tEZjuO http://ift.tt/1rnfU4j

Should a #chimpanzee be legally permitted to sue its owner? A New York Times Magazine opinion article examines the implications. To read, visit http://ift.tt/1tEZjuO http://ift.tt/1rnfU4j

Bringing #bonobos to the forefront:
Looking to raise awareness of the fourth #GreatApe Solana spent time in a Non-profit sanctuary Lola Ya Bonobo in the DR.Congo, which is the only site to offer rehabilitation efforts to young bonobos. The apes they foster are eventually returned to the wild.
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GRASP coordinator Doug Cress will discuss great ape conservation and introduce the DisneyNature film, “Chimpanzee,” at the Global Issues Network (GIN) Talks session to be held Thursday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at the International School of Kenya in Room P4 of the high school. Admission is 200 KsH for adults, 100 Ksh for students. http://ift.tt/1l0Z6hB

GRASP coordinator Doug Cress will discuss great ape conservation and introduce the DisneyNature film, “Chimpanzee,” at the Global Issues Network (GIN) Talks session to be held Thursday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at the International School of Kenya in Room P4 of the high school. Admission is 200 KsH for adults, 100 Ksh for students. http://ift.tt/1l0Z6hB

Forests of Hope: The UN-REDD Programme and #GRASP collaborate to conserve #GreatApe habitat
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#GreatApeMoment A young Sumatran #orangutan practicing her tree climbing techniques in Jungle School at the Sumatran Orangutan release site in Bukit Tigapuluh http://ift.tt/1mCKZ4j

Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Centre director Carmen Vidal is interviewed (in Catalan) on the perils of working to save chimpanzees and other primates in eastern DR Congo. To watch, visit http://ift.tt/1jJDAei. http://ift.tt/1f2k5AP

Mouila, a female Western Lowland gorilla who was the oldest in captivity in the United Kingdom and among the oldest in the world, died at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent this week at the age of 54. Born in captivity in 1960, Mouila had eight offspring. For more, visit http://ift.tt/1hgxOm2 http://ift.tt/1jJvjHo

Mouila, a female Western Lowland gorilla who was the oldest in captivity in the United Kingdom and among the oldest in the world, died at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent this week at the age of 54. Born in captivity in 1960, Mouila had eight offspring. For more, visit http://ift.tt/1hgxOm2 http://ift.tt/1jJvjHo

Virunga National Park chief warden Emmanuel de Merode, who was critically injured last week in an ambush in eastern DR Congo, is recovering with his family in Kenya. On Sunday, he issued the following statement on the attack: http://ift.tt/1twMLWq http://ift.tt/1rdP2DA

Virunga National Park chief warden Emmanuel de Merode, who was critically injured last week in an ambush in eastern DR Congo, is recovering with his family in Kenya. On Sunday, he issued the following statement on the attack: http://ift.tt/1twMLWq http://ift.tt/1rdP2DA

Malaysia at risk of falling behind in push for more sustainable palm oil
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Sexual Healing: Bonobos Use Sex to De-Stress
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