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TAKE ACTION to stop the illegal bushmeat trade

Matilda Lee

1st June, 2011

The multi-million dollar trade in bushmeat is one of the greatest threats to tropical wildlife. Chimpanzees are on the front line of this devastating trade with less than 300,000 in the wild. A new campaign aims to save these endangered creatures

Dr Jane Goodall recently returned to her home town of Bournemouth to celebrate 50 years of groundbreaking primatology research which began in Gombe National Park in Tanzania. The renowned conservationist also took the opportunity to launch a new campaign, Count Me in for Conservation, to fund projects and raise awareness about the scourge of the bushmeat trade which is emptying forests of endangered species, especially chimpanzees.

Through the Jane Goodall Institute, chimpanzee orphans whose parents have been killed for food will be rescued and rehabilitated. The orphans will be used to educate people about chimpanzees. Dr. Goodall said that most locals never eat a monkey again once they see chimps embracing, holding hands and kissing.

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Support the campaign to stop the illegal commercial bushmeat trade and help educate a new generation that can better look after the planet. Count me in for Conservation

 

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