great apes

8:13 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Jackson's Great Apes Summit shows need for public involvement

Panel discussion at Great Apes Summit in Jackson, Wyoming
Credit Stephanie Joyce

Jackson is a long way from the land of the great apes, but this weekend, the world’s leading primatologists gathered there to discuss their future.

Gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans have all seen dramatic population declines over the last hundred years. Doug Cress works for the Great Apes Survival partnership, or GRASP, one of the sponsors of the summit. He says the declines can be attributed to a single source.

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