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DEBBIE COX WINS AUTRALIAN PRIZE - January 29, 2009

Debbie Cox is one of the greatest field primatologists in the world. She was founder of PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance – in the year 2000. Nowadays she is Executive Director of Jane Goodall Institute in Uganda, where she lives for a decade. She is 48 years old and has been working in Africa […]

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DANGEROUS VISITORS - January 28, 2009

For months Gugas\’s group assisted the construction of a big framework, located about 200 meters away from their house. The chimpanzees knew someone would inhabit it, at any moment. But they did not imagine that it could be so dangerous guests, primates\’ predators. A few weeks before the arrival of the new guests, I kept […]

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GAP AND DARWIN ALERT - January 22, 2009

CATALUN IN SPAIN REACHES RECORD IN THE NUMBER OF PRIMATES AND ANIMALS USED IN EXPERIMENTS In 2002 it had been used 48 primates (species African Cercopithecus). In 2007, 234. The number of animals in general got from 77.754 in 2002 to 215.739 in 2007. It is estimated that all the primates were originated from a breeding […]

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THE GREAT PRIMATES - January 20, 2009

The country entered the fight for the protection of the ones called great primates in 2000, with the foundation of the first sanctuary for the animals in Sorocaba Unesco defined 2009 as the International Year of the Gorilla. Animals threatened to extinction, the primates became reason of concern to several international organizations. Brazil has been highlighting […]

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GORILLAS ECOTOURISM IN DANGER - January 15, 2009

22% of the mountain gorillas (Gorila beringei beringei) from impervious Bwindi National Park, in Uganda, are infected with E. coli, of human origin and with resistance to at least, two antibiotics. When the comparison is made with wild gorillas, who do not have any contact with humans, nor guards, scientists or eco tourists, the contamination […]

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PANISH PARLIAMENT REQUIRES THAT THE GOVERNMENT APPROVE GAP PROJECT - January 14, 2009

Environment, Agriculture and Fishing Commission of Spanish Parliament asked to the Government Chief to recognize publicly the support to Great Ape Project (GAP) in Spain, as it was approved by the Deputies. On June 25th 2008, this commission approved a motion that suggested that the Spanish Government should support Great Ape Project, its objectives and […]

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GORILLAS FROM CROSS RIVER - January 7, 2009

In the jungles of Republic of Cameroon there is Takamanda National Park, where the last 115 individuals of a gorilla species that can disappear completely from the earth if urgent protection action is not taken hide nowadays. Cameroon and Niger governments agree on providing special shelter in this park, which had been recently created, and […]

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BLOW ME DOWN! CHIMPANZEES SURPRISE IN THE INTERACTION WIT HUMANS - January 7, 2009

Great primates recognize their image in mirrors and photographs, send kisses, get depressed and enjoy a friendly shoulder. For these reasons the members of GAP Project defend their rights. By: Maíra Lie Chao Couple Pedro and Vânia Maria Ynterian had just adopted Guga, a male chimpanzee, who is 9 years old today. They were driving […]

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PASA CONGRATULATES EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS IT - January 2, 2009

We extend to everyone the message sent by PASA (Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance), which fights for the welfare of our forgotten brothers in the heart of Africa.

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A FOREST OF HOPE - December 30, 2008

AN AFRICAN PROJECT BY GREAT APE TRUST OF IOWA With this phrase, President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, defined the project that Great Ape Trust of Iowa Sanctuary, in collaboration with the country\’s government, is implementing at Gishwati Forest. The project is directed by anthropologist Dr. Rebecca Chancellor, selected among a lot of specialists to put the […]

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HE KNOWS TO WHISTLE - December 30, 2008

Orangutan Bonnie surprised the primatology world when she learned an ability that is unprecedented to apes, but common to humans: to whistle. It is the first time that scientists register a case of an orangutan able to imitate sounds of other species. Bonnie learned to whistle spontaneously, copying her keepers of the zoo, in Washington. […]

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GAP PROJECT AND MAX-PLANCK INSTITUTE - December 30, 2008

AGREEMENT TO A PARTNERSHIP WORK IN IVORY COAST GAP Project Spain (PGS) is beginning a partnership collaboration work with the renowned German Evolutionary Anthropology Institute Max-Planck, in Ivory Coast, where the majority of the chimpanzees has been disappearing in the last years. The destruction of the forests, already spoken up by PGS and in our website, was […]

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CHRISTMAS: GIFTS DAY - December 29, 2008

Christmas Day at Curitiba Sanctuary was a different day, like every other year. The chimpanzees receive the presents and enjoy them intensely.

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A HEARTFELT MESSAGE OF THANKS - December 29, 2008

Dear Friends, I wanted to write to thank all of you for your expressions of support and condolence after Gregoire\’s passing. We received hundreds of very kind and heartfelt messages. Each letter meant so much to me, and to all of us at JGI. It \’s wonderful to see how many hearts Gregoire touched. Obviously […]

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GORILLA IZAN DIES IN AFRICAN SANCTUARY - December 29, 2008

Last December 26th, after a long period suffering with a disease, gorilla Izan died. He was part of a group called "Taiping Four", at Limbe Sanctuary in Republic of Cameroon. The group was formed by Izan and three females. One of the females, Oyin, also died in June, from bowel problems with symptoms very similar […]

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A SYMBOL HAS DIED - December 22, 2008

PASA NEWS Gregoire lived for 40 years isolated in a substandard zoo. In 1997 he was taken, by plane, to Tchimpounga Sanctuary, when the civil war was exploding in Congo Brazzaville, and the zoo was a zone of the conflicts. It is estimated that Gregoire was 66 years old. He resisted to everything that the human […]

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THE LENS THAT REVEALS THE SOUL - December 18, 2008

GAP PROJECT AFRICA Aisha Bonet was born in Ibiza, a Mediterranean island that belongs to Spain. With 30 years old she has a long resume of journeys through the world. She has been with Borneo orangutans, the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the Congo chimpanzees and with her powerful lens that reveals the soul of our closest […]

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TWO SPIDER MONKEYS ARE BORN IN TWO WEEKS - December 10, 2008

SOROCABA SANCTUARY   During November on Sorocaba Sanctuary there were born two females spider monkeys of red face (Ateles paniscus), both abandoned by their mothers. We are taking care of them and when they are strong enough they will be reintegrated to their mothers\’ routine.   Nica and Teca are with us for more than […]

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ORANGUTANS IN IMMINENT DANGER - December 4, 2008

BORNEO DEVASTATED   bY Fernando Turmo, PGS/ GAP Spain   Four hundred dollars per ton. This is the approximated amount paid for the palm oil, a trade that threats to hit the final stroke to the unavoidable climate change on our Mother Earth.   Millions of square kilometers of tropical forests have disappeared in Borneu […]

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ORANGUTANS IN IMMINENT DANGER - December 4, 2008

BORNEO DEVASTATED   bY Fernando Turmo, PGS/ GAP Spain   Four hundred dollars per ton. This is the approximated amount paid for the palm oil, a trade that threats to hit the final stroke to the unavoidable climate change on our Mother Earth.   Millions of square kilometers of tropical forests have disappeared in Borneu […]

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