Our guest speaker Ian Redmond founded Ape Alliance in 1996 to encourage conservation organisations to work together.
I came across Ape Alliance after I got back from N/a’an ku se, an ad for their annual panel meeting came up on Facebook, a free event, I decided to go.
That’s where I came across Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection, the benefactors to our #TEAMEARTH raffle.
I didn’t actually speak to Ian that day as I was just in the audience, but when I started putting #TEAMEARTH together Ian was the first person I asked to be a guest speaker, by messenger, he had no idea of my existence lol, but said yes, mainly because it reminded him of when he was putting together the west country’s premier of ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ at the Watershed.
Ape Alliance exists to:
- Provide a forum for discussion of issues relating to apes.
- Develop position papers on key issues.
- Lobby collectively for enactment and/or enforcement of legislation to improve the welfare and/or conservation of apes.
- Campaign for greater public awareness of ape issues and increase respect for apes.
- Facilitate information exchange between member groups and, where appropriate, coordinate activities to maximise their beneficial effect.
Attendance at Ape Alliance meetings is open to any organisations and individuals, by invitation, who share its goals.
Note: The Ape Alliance is a worldwide coalition that includes more than 80 member organizations and a network of hundreds of specialists, all of whom share a concern for non-human primates. Position papers, reports and letters PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE do not necessarily reflect the views of every member of the Ape Alliance; members are free to sign on to, or opt out of, campaigns, working groups or correspondence according to their individual priorities.