Great apes in the news – December

December 19th, 2011

How pedal power is helping Uganda’s mountain gorillas
Bicycles are powering films that teach communities about the plight of the gorillas and their natural habitat.

Law enforcement vital for great ape survival
Recent studies show that the populations of African great apes are rapidly decreasing. Many areas where apes occur are scarcely managed and weakly protected.

Savanna chimps exhibit human-like sharing behavior, anthropologists say
Anthropologists report that chimpanzees in Senegal frequently share food and hunting tools with other chimps. This is thought to be the first study to document non-meat sharing behavior among chimpanzees.

Gorillas threatened by climate change
In the lush mountains of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, a family of gorillas is lazing in the sun. They might seem relaxed, but as the climate is heating up these great apes are finding it more difficult to find food.

Video: Environmental Degradation & Emerging Diseases

December 7th, 2011

You can now watch a presentation by Dr. Kerry Bowman at the Ecology and Global Health International Conference that took place in Long Beach, California on May 13, 2005.  The talk titled “Environmental Degradation & Emerging Diseases: The Case of HIV, SARS and EBOLA” was presented by the Global Ethics and Religion Forum at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

You can also view the video directly on YouTube.

Dr. Kerry Bowman has a Ph.D. in Bioethics, a fellowship in Cultural Psychiatry, and a Masters degree in Social Work. He is an Assistant Professor appointed to both University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics and The University of Toronto Centre for Environment. As well, he is the Clinical Ethicist for Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. 

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