Latest Great Apes Survival Project Stories

2014-07-24 16:31:18

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grasp Technologies posted another record quarter of growth for the second quarter of FY2014. This marks over 6 consecutive years of record growth. "We are very pleased with how our team has embraced our rapid growth," said Grasp CEO Erik Mueller. "The Grasp team continues to innovate and push the company to new levels and it is exciting to watch. On average, we have grown over 60% each year for the past 6 years and envision our growth trend...

2009-05-01 05:00:00

Critically endangered, rarest of all great apes receives increased attention in the Year of the Gorilla BUEA, SW Cameroon, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the declaration of 2009 as the Year of the Gorilla, the African Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) are launching a special campaign aimed at raising awareness about the plight of the Cross River Gorilla. The Cross River Gorilla Campaign assists the international efforts of the Great...

2005-09-09 07:20:00

KINSHASA, Congo -- Nearly two dozen countries were to commit themselves Friday to saving primate habitats and stopping poaching in a historic push to protect the world's dwindling great ape populations. The Kinshasa Declaration is the culmination of a five-day conference held this week in Congo's capital. Experts warn that without urgent action, chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos and gorillas in Africa and Asia could disappear within a generation. "The declaration affirms political will at...

2005-09-05 20:33:50

KINSHASA, Congo -- Governments and conservationists opened a week of talks Monday in Congo's capital to study ways to save endangered apes around the world from extinction during a conference expected to produce a new global agreement to protect them. Great apes - gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans - are threatened by logging, poaching and conflict worldwide. There are believed to be about 400,000 left Africa and Asia, compared to millions in the 19th century, according to the United...

2005-09-05 12:02:36

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Poaching, logging and disease will soon wipe out the last of the world's great apes unless new strategies are devised to save humankind's closest relatives, conservationists said on Monday. From Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria in Africa to the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in Asia, scientists fear populations of gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans could disappear within a generation without urgent action. "As we sit today, it is...

2005-08-31 17:50:00

Washington, DC -- A combination of natural and man-made threats is killing gorillas and chimpanzees in Central Africa, and experts say $30 million is needed for special programs to save some of mankind's closest relatives from disappearing. An action plan drafted by more than 70 primatologists and other experts who met in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, in May designates 12 areas for emergency programs intended to increase security against illegal hunting, protect great apes and tropical...

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