China pillages Africa like old colonialists says Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall and a Monkey
China is exploiting Africa’s resources just like European colonisers did, with disastrous effects for the environment, acclaimed primatologist Jane Goodall has told AFP.

On the eve of her 80th birthday, the fiery British wildlife crusader is whizzing across the world giving a series of lectures on the threats to our planet.

And the rising world power’s involvement on the continent especially raises alarms when it comes to her beloved chimpanzees and wildlife habitats.

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Virunga National Park’s Warden and a Gorilla – a real Friendship

Patrick Karabaranga and a Gorilla
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A truly inspirational photo – the warden at the Virunga National Park in Congo, Patrick Karabaranga, sharing a bonding moment with one of the orphaned gorillas he takes care of inside the sanctuary. As he states on his profile:

Patrick Karabaranga carrying a Gorilla

Patrick carrying his companion. Courtesy of BBC.

“Baby gorillas need as much affection and attention as human babies. My colleagues and I take turns caring for them 24/7. In the morning, we prepare their bottles and then later we feed them fruit and other native plants. The whole time that we are doing this, we are also playing with them and showering them with affection … we should really stop persecuting them and destroying their habitat.

Let’s not forget how close gorillas and humans are, both in terms of genetics and their social structure. No surprise Patrick finds them to be “Man’s best friend!” You can learn more about him and his work by clicking here, and please consider donating to the gorilla conservation fund!


Gorilla & Chimp Conservation in Cameroon: Ape Action Africa

Wild gorillas and chimpanzees are on the brink of extinction. Habitat loss and poaching threaten these magnificent animals like never before.

Ape Action Africa is committed to ape conservation in Africa – protecting Cameroon’s great apes through direct action, including rescuing orphaned gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys, giving them a safe forest sanctuary home where they can live with their own kind.

Find out more at the Ape Action Africa website!