Archive for September, 2009
We are beginning our cellphone recycling drive again for this year. Additionally we are also collecting ink jet cartridges as well. All proceeds benefit the orangutan Conservancy. Bug your friends with new iphones and blackberrys!
If you would like to mail them they can be sent to:
Department of Anthropology
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6846 Fullerton, CA 92834-6846
CSUF is very lucky to have tropical field biologist and conservationist Ian Redmond, on Tuesday October 06th at 5:00 p.m. The lecture will be held in SGMH-1406 (Steven G. Mihaylo Hall). Please spread the word!
“Ian Redmond is a tropical field biologist and conservationist, renowned for his work with great apes and elephants. For more than 30 years he has been associated with Mountain Gorillas, through research, filming, tourism and conservation work. Putting conservation principles into practice, he has led anti-poacher patrols, guided film crews and/or special interest tours into close encounters with gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, elephants and erupting volcanoes, and worked to support local conservationists during the horrors of Rwanda’s and D.R. Congo’s civil wars. Under-cover investigations led him to play the role of a potential ape-buyer in order to infiltrate a poaching ring in Congo-Brazzaville and more recently a potential Coltan dealer in DRC. His work on behalf of animals was recognised in 1996 with the presentation of the PAWS Humane Achievement Award, at a ceremony in Hollywood, California. He was appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2006.”
This event is sponsored by:
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Environmental Studies Program
Department of Anthropology
Primatology Students Association
Environmental Studies Students Association
An undercover operation by conservation group Endangered Species International shows the scale of poaching and the bushmeat trade in Democratic Republic of Congo. According to the investigation up to 2 gorillas are killed and sold in markets for bushmeat a week. The gorillas all come from the same area and they estimate that this is 4% of the population that is being hunted per month.
The conservation group has plans to stop the killings by offering alternative methods of income as well as developing educational programs and conservation awareness. While there are some laws to protect gorillas from poaching they are not enforced.
Hey everyone! We will be holding the Primatology Students Association meeting this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in MH420. The American Society of Primatologist meeting is this weekend and we will be discussing that as well as future events and our upcoming fundraisers!
Hope to see you there!
I know many of us are in class at this time but in case you are interested and can make it!
October 6th 2009
University of Southern California- Bovard Auditorium
3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA
See map: Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps
Dr. Goodall will give a keynote lecture on Tuesday, October 6, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Drawing upon nearly fifty years of first-hand experience with the chimpanzees of Gombe, Tanzania, Dr. Goodall will provide insight into the importance of modern day conservation and explain how the Jane Goodall Institute is employing innovative techniques to save chimpanzees and work with local communities in Africa. She will also explain how her Roots & Shoots international youth service program is bringing people of all ages into conservation work and proving that every individual has the power to make a difference everyday.
Finally, Dr. Goodall will share success stories from her recently published book, Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species are Being Rescued from the Brink.
This is a free, non-ticketed event and seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dr. Goodall’s books as well as Jane Goodall Institute merchandise will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Jane Goodall Institute.
Looking for an easy way to help support primate conservation? If you shop at Ralphs and have a Ralphs Club card, 3% of your purchases could be going towards the Gibbon Conservation Center. It’s free for you to sign up and all you have to do is sign up and remember to use your Ralphs Club card when you shop!
Click on the sign up button, and once you are registered and activate your email. Once signed in you need to add your Ralps Club card number and then click on the link that says:
Edit Community Contribution Program Information
You can search by keyword Gibbon and the 2nd option is for the Gibbon Conservation Center. And that’s it!
Thanks for supporting gibbons and primate conservation!