Monday, August 19, 2002

GREAT APES ON THE AGENDA AT WORLD SUMMIT

Leonardo swings into SA to save the apes
August 16 2002 at 10:53AM
By Anna Cox

The World Summit on Sustainable Development is finally upon us, with the official opening of the Ubuntu Village at the Wanderers on Saturday....

Hollywood heart-throb Leonardo DiCaprio has agreed to pack his Gucci sunglasses and a smart suit and head for the south to help save the apes. A guest of the Great Ape Survival Project (Grasp), he will attend a press briefing as an "enthusiastic champion of the great apes".

Grasp is also bringing Jane Goodall, a renowned researcher who in her youth spent years studying chimpanzees in their natural habitat in Tanzania....