Friday, February 04, 2005

BUSHMEAT PROJECT - Save the Great Apes

WARNING - the website below contains some disturbing images
Here is the main website for the Bushmeat Project, their goal being to stop the threat of hunters on the Great Apes; Chimps, Gorillas, Bonobos and Orangs.

This is a very important program, and their primary theme has been the attempt to convert "poachers to protectors" . Clearly we must find alternative ways to satisfy the needs of the humans in these areas, otherwise these wonderful creatures could be gone within a generation. Like most, I think it is the closeness of the apes to us that makes me abhor this practice.

The photography on the website comes primarily from the lens of Karl Ammann. His own website can be found at

I want to learn more about this issue, and so high on my reading list is

Buy from from
Eating Apes
Written by Dale Peterson
Photographs by Karl Ammann
UK Edition                US Edition