Monthly Archives: April 2014

More conservation news

  Climate Change and Wildlife (WWF) The WWF highlights a number of animals that are particularly vulnerable to climate change, including orangutans and gorillas.’ Indonesia Activist Wins Goldman Prize for Fighting Palm Oil, Deforestation (Mongabay) Here’s a conservation success story! … Continue reading

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Interview with the founder of the largest orangutan sanctuary

Interview with Lone Droscher Nielsen, who is the founder of Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Nyaru Menting Orangutan Rescue Center.

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Orangutans: As Humans as You or Me?

From BBC’s Orangutans as Humans as You or Me? This is a clip from the Life of Mammals (Food for Thought). On one hand, I think it’s fascinating–orangutans are amazing at picking things up just from observing humans! However, all … Continue reading

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Hainan Gibbon down to 23-25 Individuals

This article details the conservation plans to save the Hainan gibbon. Although they are looking into their genetic diversity and doing a population viability analysis, this number might be too small to sustain a species… Time Running Out For Rarest … Continue reading

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Recent News about Zoonotic Disease

I just came across a couple articles relevant to yesterday’s topics: Are Human Viruses Killing The Last Remaining Gorillas? Despite the obviously depressing title, the article itself focuses on some of the positive conservation strategies to protect the gorillas. One … Continue reading

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