Monthly Archives: July 2009

Ape rights and wrongs

Word from YoG Ambassador Ian Redmond (OBE). Should great apes have rights?   This was one of the questions addressed last Sunday (26th July) on BBC1’s The Big Questions, which the BBC describe as their ‘flagship ethical and religious debate programme’.   I was invited to take part not because of my role as Ambassador for the […]

AIDE KIVU WORKSHOP IS AT FULL SPEED!

Hi,this is Tuver With the help of the Gorilla Organization, local households in Goma are happy that Aide Kivu has now been able to meet their mounting requests for jiko stoves. Boniface Bisimwa, Aide Kivu’s Technician, based in the Karisimbi area of Goma, learnt his trade in Kigali, Rwanda in 1986 and has specialised in […]

Successes in Wildlife Law Enforcement

For the first time in Republic of Congo, a chimpanzee dealer was arrested and finally prosecuted. He was judged guilty and was sentenced to one year in prison and fined 1,100,000 CFA (1,679 Euro). This is the result of the Project PALF (Project to Apply the Fauna Law or Projet d’Appui à l’Application de la […]

EXCITING NEWS FOR THE JIKO STOVE PROJECT!

Hi, This is Tuver Exciting news for the jiko stove project! Out of nearly a thousand nominations, the project has been selected as one of only twelve finalists in the ‘World Challenge 09’ competition. The contest, which will be broadcast on BBC World News and featured in Newsweek magazine, highlights projects that show enterprise and […]