GRASP collaborates with global health organizations and international experts to monitor and mitigate the effects of infectious diseases, improve national capacity, and promote safeguards to protect the health of great ape populations and adjacent human populations.

Great apes are susceptible to same deadly diseases than can affect humans -- including Ebola, anthrax, Marburg and others -- and the risk of transmission grows as human populations expand into great ape territory.  GRASP projects, including those through the Spain-UNEP LifeWeb Initiative [link to LifeWeb magazine PDF], include disease monitoring programmes that seek to address this issue before it worsens.

 

GRASP Activities : Explore projects and programmes initiated by GRASP to protect the great apes and their habitats.

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