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View Resource United Nations Moves to Save Great Apes of the World

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced Monday that it would form a special project for protection of apes, for whom "The clock is now standing at one minute to midnight," said Klaus Toepfer, executive director of UNEP. Poaching, habitat loss, and war are blamed for the serious decline in populations of apes, the group composed of gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and bonobos....
View Resource Noted Environmentalist Urges Immediate Action to Save World’s Great Apes

The first link leads to a recent online news piece from the Independent Online, which is based in Zimbabwe. The second link leads to news coverage provided by the BBC, and offers some discussion about Richard Leakey’s proposed solution to the disappearance of Great Apes across the world. The third link will take visitors to the Great Apes Survival Project website (sponsored by the UN), where...