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AT AFRICA COUNTRYSIDE GAP PROJECT IN THE WAY TO THE CHIMPANZEES - August 15, 2008

On August 16th, an expedition composed by ten volunteers of GAP Project Spain with the leadership of Paco Cuellar, International Director of GAP Project in Europe, will leave Madrid to go to Senegal, to meet the primatologist Jill Pruetz and her advanced group at a protect area called Fongoli, where some groups of chimpanzees from […]

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THE INSOLIT - August 15, 2008

PUBLISHED IN THE MIAMI HERALD IN SPANISH ON JULY 1ST, 2008  THE INSOLIT Spanish legislators probably are not concerned with the bulls that die on the arenas of the country, but they have approved a pioneer law that defines that the simians hominides have their rights. The Environmental Comission of the Parliament approved a resolution last […]

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ARCUS FOUNDATION CHALLENGE - August 15, 2008

Arcus Foundation, from North America, has launched a challege to everyone who supports Save The Chimps Sanctuary, at Fort Pierce, Florida, the biggest Chimpanzees Sanctuary of the world. For each dollar donated by people in general, the foundation will also put one dollar, till the mark reaches half million dollars. Take a look of how […]

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OPEN LETTER TO PEPSICO PRESIDENT - August 15, 2008

São Paulo, August 14th, 2008 Mr. Otto SothenPepsico Brazil President Dear President Sothen, In a world where the big corporations are more and more concerned with the environment, investing in ways to reduce atmosphere pollution and enrich biodiversity preservation, it is nonsense to sponsor a TV commercial to be broadcasted on the main TV channels […]

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CAROLE NOON REMEMBERS CARRIE - August 13, 2008

SAVE THE CHIMPS SANCTUARY CAROLE NOON REMEMBERS CARRIE Carrie was born in Africa 46 years ago. She was caught when she was still a baby and was sent to United States, where she was sold in 1963 to the Primates Studies Institute. There they did experiments about the cognitive capacity and the language of the primates. In […]

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CIRCUS LAW PROJECT - August 8, 2008

CIRCUS LAW PROJECT PUBLIC AUDIENCE AT THE NATIONAL CONGRESS WAS POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 4TH The mobilization is suspended until a few weeks before the audience.

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LOWLAND GORILLAS - August 7, 2008

NEW DISCOVERIES RAISES THE POPULATION According to the 1980\’s calculation, there were about 100.000 lowland gorillas on Central and Ocidental Africa. It was estimated that this population was droping rapidly due to Ebola virus and bushmeating. But in a recent study released at a scientific event at Edinburgh, in Scotland, the number of gorillas free in the […]

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GORILLA ASSUMES ADOPTION OF ORFAN BABY - August 7, 2008

A female gorilla that had a hard life travelling half the world with men exploiting her has assumed the adoption of a one year-old baby gorilla at Limbe Sanctuary, in Cameroon. Abbey travelled illegaly with her group to Asia, to live in a zoo. The group was intercepted on the way and had to come […]

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TORTURE EFFECTS ARE THE SAME ON CHIMPANZEES AND HUMANS - August 5, 2008

ITωS PROVED NOW  TORTURE EFFECTS ARE THE SAME ON CHIMPANZEES AND HUMANS Photo: Jaybee (tortured, now she is at Florida Sanctuary) Chimpanzees submitted to laboratory experiment suffer from the same type of posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) that humans suffer after being submitted to torture. The conclusions of this work are being presented at a Scientific Congress in […]

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GAP PROJECT AFFILIATES TO WSPA - August 5, 2008

GAP PROJECT AFFILIATES TO WSPA AND PARTICIPATES OF MEETING WITH OTHER MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS After the visit of Elizabeth Mac Gregor to Vargem Grande Paulista Sanctuary and temporary Rescue Center, GAP Project formally has affiliated to WSPA – World Society for the Protection of Animals. On July 31st, GAP also participated of a member organizations meeting in São […]

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DRA. JANE GOODALL WILL BE HONORIS CAUSA FOR UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTE - July 31, 2008

DRA. JANE GOODALL WILL BE HONORIS CAUSA FOR UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTEPrimatologist Jane Goodall wins one more degree among many others she has been collecting during her life with the work in defense of the Great Primates. Attending a request from Paco Cuellar, director of the GAP Project in Europe, University of Alicante, in Spain, decided […]

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DEAL WITH DRAKE UNIVERSITY - July 30, 2008

Great Ape Trust of Iowa Sanctuary has made a deal for cooperation and fund raising with Drake University, to develop together non-invasive studies with great primates. Great Ape Trust of Iowaωs mission is to understand the origin and the future of the culture, language, tools and intelligence of the great primates. To achieve this goal, […]

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ROCKY AND KATY ADAPT TO COMMOM LIFE - July 30, 2008

GREAT APE TRUST OF IOWA After living together for more than two weeks, both the mother Katy, 19 years old, and his son Rocky, 3, have been adapting very well to share the same space. Although they are mother and son, they had never lived together before. So, Katy has to get accustomed to Rocky\’s hiperactivity, […]

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LONELY CHIMPANZEE GOES TO A SANCTUARY - July 29, 2008

Martha is 13 years old and spent two years locked in a small cage at Kumasi Zoo, in Ghana. Before that she was at Accra Zoo, which was locked in 2006. Martha was depressed and abandoned and now she has hope and a new life forward. Eden Sanctuary, in South Africa, founded her a space […]

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THE LAST SEVEN CHIMPANZEES FROM BUCKSHIRE ARRIVE AT SANCTUARY - July 24, 2008

On June 13th, Buckshire Corporation delivered the last seven chimpanzees owned by the company to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, in Washington, after many years of lab cages and submission to the most absurd experiences. Annie, Negra, Missy, Jody, Jamie, Burrito and Foxie are going to enjoy their first summer with sun, outside the scary cages […]

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EGYPT IS THE FIRST ROUTE OF ILEGAL TRAFFICKING OF PRIMATES - July 23, 2008

As long as CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) had dennied, during the last meeting on Geneve, to take energetic measures towards Egypt (one of the countries which signs the convention) about the fact that the country has been turning a blind eye to the poaching of african […]

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CHIMPANZEES ARE THE SPONSORS OF STOCK CAR RACING - July 22, 2008

The photo of a baby chimpanzee from Curitiba was the main attraction of the latest Stock Car race. The chimpanzee is one of the first dwellers of the Great Ape Sanctuary in Curitiba, which is mantained by Anami Institute, owned by Anita and Milan Starostik, affiliated to GAP Project. The grandson of the Starostik`s, William, is […]

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RECEIVES ORANGUTANS FROM HOLLYWOOD - July 17, 2008

Rocky, 3 years old, and his mother Katy arrived at Iowa Sanctuary on July 12th, after a long trip from Los Angeles. These first pair of orangutans are part of a group of six that will get together with the other three orangutans who live in the sanctuary already. These two orangutans used to belong […]

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UGANDA CHIMPANZEE KEEPER’S SACRIFICE EARNS DISNEY CONSERVATION HERO AWARD FOR 2008 - July 15, 2008

Stany Nyandwi, who left his family, his home, and his homeland behind when he helped stage a daring transport of orphaned chimpanzees out of war-torn Burundi to safety in 1995, has been named a Disney Conservation Hero for 2008.  Nyandwi is the head caregiver at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda, which is home […]

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GUINEA SANCTUARY RELEASES CHIMPANZEES - July 10, 2008

Fifteen chimpanzees who used to live at CCC Sanctuary (Center for the Conservation of Chimpanzees) at Guinea Republic were released at the forest after rehabiliation work that lasted more than 5 years. The group, which is formed by 6 males and 9 females, was released at National Park of Upper Niger on June 27th and […]

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