Chimpanzees are extinct in four
countries, and are nearly extinct in ten
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Important New Book: PLANET WITHOUT APES
Leading primatologist Craig Stanford warns that extinction of the great apes -- chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas,
and orangutans -- threatens to become a reality within just a few human generations. Stanford's compelling
books tells how exinction is linked to cell phones, European meat eaters, and ecotourism, along with the effects
of Ebola virus, poverty, and political instability. Sharing stories of his decades of research, he fills us in on threats
facing the apes, then tells us how we can redirect the course of an otherwise bleak future.
Curiosity killed the ape
23 January 2013, by Harriet Jarlett
Recent research has brought to light the illegal practice of using
mantraps to catch chimps in Uganda.
Dr Matt McLennan from Oxford Brookes and colleagues have been studying great apes living
around the Budongo Forest for the past six years. They recently published an article in Oryx,
after repeated reports of chimpanzees being caught in mantraps.
Here, small patches of trees are interspersed with crop-filled fields. As animals move
between bits of remaining forest, they can trample and eat the produce which lies between.
These crops represent the livelihoods of local people.
Read the full article at: http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1344
Almost all of the 451 chimpanzees owned or supported by the National Institutes
of Health that are now at research facilities should be permanently retired from
research and moved to sanctuaries, with planning for the move to start
immediately, a report from an N.I.H. council unanimously recommended Tuesday.
The report, approved by the N.I.H. Council of Councils, is the latest step in a
process that began more than two years ago when the agency began to review
its use of chimpanzees in research. Its recommendations will be open to public
comment for 60 days, and in late March, Dr. Francis S. Collins, the N.I.H. director,
will decide whether to put them into effect.
Read the full article at: The New York Times
Chimpanzees at the Chimp Haven sanctuary in Keithville, La., where
inhabitants can live in social groups in outdoor habitats.
By JAMES GORMAN
Published: January 22, 2013