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Great Ape Project denounces a Spanish Royal Decree in the EU that opposes to CITES agreement - June 27, 2016

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Great Ape Project has recently asked the European Parliament to repeal the Royal Decree 1333/2006 which regulates the destiny of animals who are seized in Spain, for the decree is considered to go against the international rules from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). In fact, according […]

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Zoos: Obsolete facilities from the XXI century - June 9, 2016

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THE GUANTANAMO OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM by PEDRO POZAS TERRADOS Executive Director Proyecto Gran Simio (GAP Spain) / President, GAP Project International Great Ape Project International, which works with the aim of getting the great apes’ basic rights, the end of the captivity of non-human living beings and the closing of shows concerning cetaceans, jailed in bathtubs […]

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Why it was wrong to kill Harambe - June 6, 2016

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Risk to a small child doesn’t immediately justify killing an innocent gorilla. Clive Phillips argues Cincinatti Zoo failed Harambe in choosing to kill him. The killing of Harambe the gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo this week has aroused public sentiment in a way reminiscent of the public outrage caused by the killing of Cecil the lion. […]

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The incompetence of a zoo - May 31, 2016

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The television news program of most audience on Brazilian TV, “Jornal Nacional”, made an unprecedented parenthesis in the disclosure of recorded political talks to release news that rarely is considered to be relevant. The 17-year-old gorilla Harambe, who lived in the Cincinnati Zoo, in the United States, was shot dead by guards at that anachronistic establishment when they were trying […]

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Will You Make Sure Bihati Gets the Medical Care She Needs? - May 23, 2016

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Dear Primate Supporter, Bihati was saved from a failed sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo six years ago. Well-intentioned foreigners started a sanctuary for primates but ran out of money and simply left the country, leaving the animals in cages. Bihati and other chimpanzees and monkeys were found in filthy conditions without enough food […]

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We did not come from monkeys - May 19, 2016

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Humans are relatives, not descendants of great apes. We have with them a common ancestor who lived in Africa about 7 million years ago By Reinaldo José Lopes (Super Interessante Magazine) If man is an evolution of the monkey, why there are still chimpanzees around? This is a very tricky question, it ends up confusing […]

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North American Universities as primate torture centers - May 18, 2016

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The decision of New Iberia “Torture” Center, which belongs to the University of Louisiana at campus Lafayette (ULL), to transfer its 220 chimpanzees to a Sanctuary under construction in Georgia is the tip of iceberb, well hidden until recently, of the Primate Torture Industry in North American universities. Currently, the three university Torture Centers – […]

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Welcome GAP Project Uruguay - May 15, 2016

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We offer our welcome to GAP Project Uruguay. You arrived in good time, to walk together for the Rights of Great Apes, the protection of their habitats and against zoos and circuses with animals, including water parks. We will give all the support to your work and be aware that the international direction and the representatives of GAP in different countries […]

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GAP Project Germany joins International Campaign - May 15, 2016

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Great Ape Project Germany, which maintains contact with GAP International and GAP Spain, joined the International Campaign for UNESCO to declare the great apes as Living World Heritage. GAP Germany is conducting a series of contacts with the German Green Party and the animalistic and ecological associations of the country, to support this initiative and […]

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New Web Tool Facilitates Joint Efforts to Protect Great Apes and Fight Climate Change - May 11, 2016

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A web-based tool that superimposes maps of valuable underground carbon stocks with great ape distribution in Africa and Asia – thereby making the strongest possible argument for protecting both – was launched in April in Monrovia, Liberia, by the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) and the United Nations Collaborative Programme for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation […]

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GAP renews its board and continues to fight for basic rights of Great Apes - May 3, 2016

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Due to the need to strengthen the work in Europe, where the Great Ape Project is requesting signatures and support to UNESCO to recognize Great Apes as World Living Heritage, the board of directors of the organization, which has been fighting, for 17 years, to achieve the basic rights of great apes and their habitat […]

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Project GAP changes board of directors - April 27, 2016

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In order to strengthen the work in Europe, where GAP has requested  UNESCO to declare the Great Apes as World Living Heritage, Pedro Pozas Terrados assumes the Presidency of GAP Project International and Paulina Bermúdez, GAP’s representative in Mexico, the Vice -presidency. I will continue to integrate the Board, as General Secretary, since the production of the site is based in […]

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Sanctuaries or showbiz: what’s the future of zoos? - April 18, 2016

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While most zoos in the US and Europe have moved away from cramped cages the tension between displaying captive animals and a scientific purpose persists. By Oliver Milman, The Guardian It hasn’t been a great month for zoos and aquariums. Seaworld finally bowed to pressure to end its captive orca breeding program, three US zoos were […]

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A farewell to Mandy - March 29, 2016

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“What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult for each other” – George Elliot Mandy (1975 – 2016) Mandy was one of the smallest and cutest chimpanzees we ever had the pleasure to know. She, like all of our older chimpanzee residents, was born in Africa. After being captured […]

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Tell UNESCO to recognize great apes as Living World Heritage - March 23, 2016

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Bonobos, orangutans, chimpanzees and gorillas are facing extinction. Please support the Great Ape Project’s call for UNESCO to recognize our closest relatives as a Living World Heritage before it’s too late. Know more and sign the petition here.

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An unexpected birth - March 17, 2016

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While still recovering from floods in recent weeks and after the measures of emergencies that have been taken to prevent the destruction of its facilities, the Primate Sanctuary of Ngamba Island, in Africa, witnessed an unexpected birth: an adolescent female chimpanzee, called Kyewunyo, gave birth to a baby girl, even having an implanted contraceptive, which apparently […]

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Judge of Mendoza, Argentina, decides to send Cecilia to Brazil - March 2, 2016

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Judge Maria Alejandra Mauritius, from city of Mendoza, Argentina, decided within a process of Habeas Corpus, initiated by AFADA organization – Association Employees and Lawyers fighting for the rights of animals, that female chimpanzee Cecilia should be transferred to Great Primates Sanctuary of Sorocaba, affiliated to GAP Project. Cecilia, 19, lives alone in the zoo […]

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Open debate: should zoos exist? - February 24, 2016

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In the coming days, Rio de Janeiro City Hall will review, perhaps from private sources, proposals to lease the city’s Zoo, which is closed due to dozens of irregularities and mistreatment of animals, who sadly live there. The concept of zoos is completely outdated, but Brazil still insists they must exist, as places for humans fun and […]

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Boitatá Operation: the one million dollar snake - February 11, 2016

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It was June 2011, Carlos Magno Abreu, environmental analyst at IBAMA (Brazilian Federal Environment Institute), better known as “Batata”, entered Zoonit, in Rio de Janeiro, in the operation of IBAMA supported by Federal Police to close that center of mistreatment and trafficking of animals. He stopped in front of the enclosure of the most famous […]

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Baron cannot go back to a cage - February 3, 2016

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This gentle and cheerful chimpanzee is again in danger of returning to a cage, as he has lived for years when used to be negotiated by a Ugandan dealer that neither gave him nutritious food. A rescue team of Ngamba Island Sanctuary had to ask for help from the police to release Baron of his […]

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Great Ape Project has recently asked the European Parliament to repeal the Royal Decree 1333/2006 which regulates the destiny of [...]

06-27-2016

THE GUANTANAMO OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM by PEDRO POZAS TERRADOS Executive Director Proyecto Gran Simio (GAP Spain) / President, GAP Project International [...]

06-09-2016

Risk to a small child doesn’t immediately justify killing an innocent gorilla. Clive Phillips argues Cincinatti Zoo failed Harambe in [...]

06-06-2016

The television news program of most audience on Brazilian TV, “Jornal Nacional”, made an unprecedented parenthesis in the disclosure of recorded political [...]

05-31-2016

Dear Primate Supporter, Bihati was saved from a failed sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo six years ago. Well-intentioned [...]

05-23-2016

Humans are relatives, not descendants of great apes. We have with them a common ancestor who lived in Africa about [...]

05-19-2016

The decision of New Iberia “Torture” Center, which belongs to the University of Louisiana at campus Lafayette (ULL), to transfer [...]

05-18-2016

We offer our welcome to GAP Project Uruguay. You arrived in good time, to walk together for the Rights of Great Apes, the [...]

05-15-2016

Great Ape Project Germany, which maintains contact with GAP International and GAP Spain, joined the International Campaign for UNESCO to [...]

05-15-2016

A web-based tool that superimposes maps of valuable underground carbon stocks with great ape distribution in Africa and Asia – [...]

05-11-2016