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Chimps Should Be Chimps!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in Apps and FUN | Comments Off on Chimps Should Be Chimps!

Chimps Should Be Chimps is a free iPad interactive storybook presented by Lincoln Park Zoo’s Project ChimpCARE and Manning Productions. Meet Poe and Lulu, the zoo’s oldest old chimp and his granddaughter. Curious Lulu knows Poe didn’t always live in the zoo: what was life like when he was a tyke? As Poe traces his history, he reveals the hidden hardships of his childhood in entertainment and shares the joy he finds in his new home. The story celebrates the delights of swinging, climbing trees, being with family, and following Poe’s motto: above all, chimps should be chimps. Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new...

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Why Chimps Are Disappearing and How to Save Them;

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in ChimpSaver Blog | Comments Off on Why Chimps Are Disappearing and How to Save Them;

National Geographic Book Talk by Simon Worrall, National Geographic. Why Chimps Are Disappearing and How to Save Them; Dr. Nancy Merrick Challenges facing our close relatives, says author of a new book, include deforestation, unchecked population growth, and the pet trade. Author and conservationist Nancy Merrick first fell under the spell of chimpanzees in the 1970s, when she worked at Jane Goodall’s legendary Gombe Stream Research Center. Charmed by their intelligence and sensitivity, she went on to have a distinguished career at Stanford University, founding ChimpSaver.org, an interactive website that helps users contribute to chimp conservation. Read the full interview here. Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new...

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TRAGEDY AND HOPE: A FOND FAREWELL TO OLIVE

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Bulindi Updates | Comments Off on TRAGEDY AND HOPE: A FOND FAREWELL TO OLIVE

What follows is a touching account of the life and death of Olive from the Bulindi Chimpanzee Community. It is written by Dr. Matt McLennan who has studied and advocated on behalf of these chimps since 2007. In honor of Olive, ChimpSaver is providing this link to the donation page for his campaign,  Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project.  The project will save chimps while bettering the lives of local farmers. Read Dr. McLennan’s blog below.   The start of a...

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Let Them Know It’s Christmas Time!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Bulindi Updates | Comments Off on Let Them Know It’s Christmas Time!

Georgia Lorenti calls upon the festive spirit to help raise funds for The Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project – all the way from Bahrain!       It’s Christmas Time! This is the season of generosity. And – to quote the famous charity record – in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time! Compassion and generosity are characteristics that permeate around the globe. The Kingdom of...

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The Latest on the Bulindi Chimps

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Bulindi Updates | Comments Off on The Latest on the Bulindi Chimps

Dr. Matt McLennan answers ChimpSaver’s questions about how the 20 Bulindi Survivor chimpanzees are doing and how he hopes to save them.     Questions: Tell us about your new campaign to save the chimpanzees that you have studied since 2006. The Bulindi chimpanzees are unlucky since they don’t live within a protected area. Instead, their forest home is on local people’s land. Since 2006 the forest has been steadily cut and today less than 20% remains. Unless we...

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Save a Chimp; Empower a Child

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in ChimpSaver Blog | Comments Off on Save a Chimp; Empower a Child

Twenty chimpanzees in western Uganda are fighting to survive, now that their forests have been inundated and nearly completely cleared for subsistence farms.  The Bulindi Survivors have dropped in numbers from 30 to 35 individuals in 2008 to just 20 today, and Dr. Matt McLennan of Oxford Brookes University tells us the situation is urgent.  Sadly, more than 80% of the forest has been cleared since Dr. McLennan’s study began in 2006.  Inevitably, the chimpanzees have had to rely...

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