Tuesday, September 03, 2002

GRASP RECEIVES ADDITIONAL FUNDING

HELP TO SAVE GREAT APES FROM EXTINCTION (03/09/02)

A United Nations campaign to help save gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos (pygmy chimpanzees) and orang-utans from extinction received a boost today following £300,000 of extra funding from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The FCO's donation to the Great Ape Survival Project (GrASP) will help produce educational packs on African Ape Sanctuaries, fund workshops to establish codes of conduct for the mining industry and develop sustainable tourism initiatives. Approximately £50,000 of this year's allocation will be used to fund four workshops in African and Asian states. These workshops will bring together all those with an interest in great ape conservation to implement the Great Ape Survival Plans for their country....