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The GRASP photo exhibition, “Their Fate is Ours: The Humanity of Great Apes” currently on display at the Alliance Francaise in Nairobi has been extended by one more week and will now close October

Experts at the 2nd GRASP Council meeting warn efforts need to be increased to keep pace with poachers & illegal traders. Preliminary great ape confiscation rates in Africa & Asia indicates that law enforcement is not keeping pace with the illicit trade. Of 392 great apes confiscated in 12 African countries between 2005-2011, only 6% were accompanied by an arrest. Of that number, only 3% resulted in a conviction. In Asia, 184 orangutans were confiscated in Sumatra, but only 1% featured an…

Experts at the 2nd GRASP Council meeting warn efforts need to be increased to keep pace with poachers & illegal traders. Preliminary great ape confiscation rates in Africa & Asia indicates that law enforcement is not keeping pace with the illicit trade. Of 392 great apes confiscated in 12 African countries between 2005-2011, only 6% were accompanied by an arrest. Of that number, only 3% resulted in a conviction. In Asia, 184 orangutans were confiscated in Sumatra, but only 1% featured an…

Ofir Drori, founder of the Last Great Ape Organization (LAGA) in Cameroon, stated that “trading great apes is a criminal business” during the “Great Apes & Illegal Trade” seminar at the 2nd GRASP Council in Paris. For more, council.un-grasp.org

Ofir Drori, founder of the Last Great Ape Organization (LAGA) in Cameroon, stated that “trading great apes is a criminal business” during the “Great Apes & Illegal Trade” seminar at the GRASP.

GRASP coordinator Doug Cress presents a GRASP t-shirt to Alliance Francaise executive director Herve Braneyre. (Photo courtesy Fabian Haas)

GRASP coordinator Doug Cress presents a GRASP t-shirt to Alliance Francaise executive director Herve Braneyre.

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New lawsuit seeks 'legal personhood' for a chimpanzee

New lawsuit seeks 'legal personhood' for a chimpanzee

Testing Vaccines On Captive Chimps To Protect Wild Chimps—Is It Worth It? – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

To apply for the GRASP - Ian Redmond Conservation Award visit —> www.un-grasp.org/news/118-grasp-award http://on.fb.me/17p53iSwww.un-grasp.org/news/118-grasp-award http://on.fb.me/17p53iS

To apply for the GRASP - Ian Redmond Conservation Award visit —> www.un-grasp.org/news/118-grasp-award http://on.fb.me/17p53iSwww.un-grasp.org/news/118-grasp-award http://on.fb.me/17p53iS

2nd GRASP Council Curtain Raiser by Great Apes Survival Partnership. The United Nations Great Apes Survival Partnership will craft a long-term strategy that meets the demands of protecting great apes and their habitat in a rapidly changing world when it stages the 2nd GRASP Council in Paris from 6-8 Nov 2012.

The United Nations Great Apes Survival Partnership will craft a long-term strategy that meets the demands of protecting great apes and their habitat in a rapidly…

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