The Ecologist


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Just hanging ... Orangutan trio enjoying bananas at Pesalat Rehabilitation Center, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo: Rainforest Action Network via Flickr (CC BY-NC).

Palm oil versus orangutans? Don't forget the human dimension

Liana Chua

28th September 2015

The orangutans of Southeast Asia make a fantastic symbol of endangered rainforests, writes Liana Chua, rousing public opposition to palm oil companies and their bulldozers. But this story of good versus evil omits the essential human dimension. To save the rainforests and their great apes, we must make forest peoples a key part of the conservation narrative. more...
Mountain Gorilla in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Photo: Rod Waddington via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Ebola is killing chimps and gorillas too - now we must save them!

Meera Inglis

29th January 2015

Ebola has wiped out a third of chimps and gorillas since the 1990s, writes Meera Inglis, and together with hunting and deforestation is pushing them towards extinction. So why haven't we even used a safe, effective Ebola vaccine developed for chimps and gorillas? more...
Gorilla, Philadelphia Zoo. Photo: Richard Ricciardi via Flickr.

The amazing emotional intelligence of our primate cousins

Danielle Radin

24th June 2014

Gorillas cooperating to dismantle poachers's snares, altruistic, food sharing chimpanzees, grieving lemurs performing death rituals ... Danielle Radin finds an extraordinary emotional depth and capacity for empathy in our fellow primates. more...

Bush-meat demand fuelling secretive trade in Guinea-Bissau's primates

Dearbhla Crosse

29th September 2010

Logging, mining and agriculture are opening up Guinea-Bissau's once intact forests to the ravages of the bush-meat trade, an Ecologist investigation finds more...
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Special report: Horrific bush-meat trade stalks Guinea-Bissau

Dawn Starin

29th September 2010

In a remarkable and harrowing dispatch from Guinea-Bissau, Dawn Starin reports how logging, mining and agriculture are opening up the country's once intact forests to the ravages of the growing bush-meat trade, threatening some of the country's most enigmatic monkey species more...
Among the Great Apes

Among the Great Apes by Paul Raffaele

Grace ter Haar

2nd March, 2010

Exploring the lives and behaviour of our close ancestors and the threats they face, this book makes a compelling case for their protection more...

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