GRASP Blog  Winner  Goes ‘APP’

GRASP Blog Winner Goes ‘APP’

04th Oct 2012 Competitions, Press Releases

GRASP Blog Winner Goes ‘APP’

A mobile phone application that allows consumers to tell instantly whether products they might purchase contain materials harmful to great apes and their habitat was the winning entry in the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) Blog Competition that posed the question, “How Can Technology Save Great Apes?”

The winning entry was submitted by Adriana Klompus, a graduate of Colombia University in the U.S. with a life-long interest in conservation and the great apes. Her blog – “Barcode Activism: Use Your Wallet and Smartphone in a Wired Marketplace to Help Great Apes” – received 36 percent of the votes cast in an on-line voting competition that closed September 30.

Klompus will present her proposal during the “Great Apes & Technology” plenary of the 2nd GRASP Council, which will be held November 6-8 in Paris. The GRASP Blog Competition received 5,689 on-line votes and was presented in association with Brussels Airlines.

GRASP Backs Calls for DR Congo Peace Talks

GRASP Backs Calls for DR Congo Peace Talks

07th Jul 2012 Press Releases

GRASP Backs Calls for DR Congo Peace Talks

The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) welcomed Gabon’s recent call for peace negotiations between hostile forces in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, following weeks of fighting in the Virunga National Park that has threatened the security of critically endangered Mountain gorillas.

Gabon Foreign Minister Emmanuel Issozet Ngondet on July 11 proposed “serious and frank negotiations” to restore peace, following a meeting in Kinshasa with DR Congo President Joseph Kabila.

“Gabon strongly condemns and deplores the prevailing security situation in North-Kivu province,” Ngondet said.

On July 15, the African Union announced it was prepared to send a peace-keeping force into the region.

Fierce fighting between DR Congo government forces and rebel factions broke out in and around the Virunga National Park in mid-June. On July 10, over 800 people – including park rangers and their families – were evacuated, leaving only a small group to protect the park headquarters and an orphan gorilla sanctuary at the site.

SEARCH

Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in comments
Search in excerpt
Search in posts
Search in pages
Search in groups
Search in users
Search in forums
Filter by Categories
Announcement
Competitions
Database
Editorial
Events
Featured
GRASP Activities
Home
Media
Palm Oil
Press Releases
Protected Areas
Public Awareness
Publications
Social Campaigns
UN Rescues
Uncategorized
Filter by Portfolio Categories
Palm Oil
Database
Public Awareness
Protected Area

Translate

Follow

Like us
Like us
Google Plus
Google Plus
http://www.un-grasp.org/tag/backs">
Subscribe
Subscribe
Pinterest
Pinterest
RSS
SHARE
Follow by Email

Twitter

Videos

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUBSCRIBE TO GET UPDATES