The Role of Modern Zoos in Great Ape Conservation :Webcast Episode 07

The Role of Modern Zoos in Great Ape Conservation :Webcast Episode 07

04th May 2016 Events, Featured, Home

The role of zoos has evolved to prioritize research, education, and conservation in modern times. While some groups still condemn their existence based on a reputation of entertainment and fun-fairs started in the 1800s, many zoos are working hard to change that narrative. In collaboration with scientific agencies, governments and other conservation bodies, zoos are now playing their part in the much bigger picture of the conservation of our natural world

New Web Tool Facilitates Joint Efforts to Protect Great Apes and Fight Climate Change

New Web Tool Facilitates Joint Efforts to Protect Great Apes and Fight Climate Change

15th Apr 2016 Featured, Home, Press Releases

A web-based tool that superimposes maps of valuable above ground carbon stocks with great ape distribution in Africa and Asia – thereby making the strongest possible argument for protecting both – was launched this week in Monrovia, Liberia, by the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) and the United Nations Collaborative Programme for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD Programme).

New GRASP Partners Increase Asian, African Impact

New GRASP Partners Increase Asian, African Impact

16th Dec 2015 Home, Press Releases

The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) strengthened its ability to tackle orangutan conservation in Borneo through the addition of two organizations that increased the partnership to 102, following a vote by the GRASP Executive Committee.

GRASP welcomes the Orangutan Appeal UK, which works to protect orangutans and their habitat and provides direct support to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah, and the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program, which engages local communities and governments in the conservation of critical wild populations in West Kalimantan.

GRASP Ambassadors Speak Out on Indonesia Haze Crisis

GRASP Ambassadors Speak Out on Indonesia Haze Crisis

10th Nov 2015 Featured, Home, Press Releases

Ambassadors for the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) today called on the government of Indonesia to immediately ban the use of fire to clear land if sustainable practices cannot be implemented, following the environmental crisis currently unfolding in Southeast Asia.

Jane Goodall, Richard Leakey, Russell Mittermeier, Richard Wrangham and Nadya Hutagalung issued a joint statement that warned endangered orangutans are at risk in Sumatra and Borneo and globally important biodiversity is at stake.

Rwanda President Backs World Great Apes Day Petition

Rwanda President Backs World Great Apes Day Petition

10th Sep 2015 Featured, Home, Press Releases

Rwanda president Paul Kagame publicly endorsed the petition to establish World Great Apes Day in his speech at the annual Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony on 5 September near Volcanoes National Park.

Hangout with Jane Goodall

Hangout with Jane Goodall

10th Jul 2015 Events, Media

GRASP HANGOUT -Ask The Ape Expert: DR. Jane Goodall

Join us for a Google+ Hangout with Dr Jane Goodall  on the 15th of July at 13:00-14:00 GMT. Joining  Dr. Goodall will be renowned journalist Asha Tanna, GRASP coordinator Doug Cress and Nairobi University graduate students.

We’ll be discussing with Jane about her 55 years in conservation and her experience as a primatologist. The public will be welcome to participate by watching, asking questions, seeking  advice as well as joining the discussion live during the hangout.

Have a question for  Jane?

Where Can I Ask Jane Questions?
  • You can  ask questions on our Facebook page here www.facebook.com/graspunep
  • You can also leave your question on the comment section below

Event Details

Event Name: GRASP HANGOUT -Ask The Ape Expert: Jane Goodall featuring Asha Tanna

Event Date: 15/7/2015

Event Time: 13:00 – 14:00  GMT

Location:United Nation Environmental Program  (UNEP) Headquarters ,Nairobi Kenya

Guests: Dr. Jane Goodall, Asha Tanna , Doug Cress and Nairobi University graduate Students.

Moderator: Asha Tanna

Topic:  55 years of Ape Conservation

Event Hashtags: #ApeExpert #GRASPHANGOUT #JANEHANGOUT #AskJane

FAQ’S

Who can join a Google Hangout?

  • Anyone can watch this Hangout!

How do I watch this Hangout?

  • We will be broadcasting live on this page
  • Go to our Youtube Chanel here https://youtu.be/l5f_7qG5S7c
  • Come back to THIS page on the hangout day for a live video stream on the hangout
  • Can’t make it to the LIVE chat? No worries, come back to this page to watch the archived video.

What is a Google Hangout?

  • It’s simply a video chat
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