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March 5, 2008 ANTH 200 Ape Conservation: Problems 1. habitat loss 2. bush meat 3. disease transmission 4. snares -Uganda 30% missing limbs from snares. - not intended to catch primates, but pigs, etc. - accidently catches primates - huge issue;used to make snares out of natural products-now using metal wire- razor wire. - 1,000 of snares found. 5. poaching for labs,zoos,live trafficking of animals. - Chimpanzees worth: $100,000 in 3rd world labs. -1,600 chimps in US labs - intellect of 2 yrs. old child-trying to make humane conditions; ethical problem. - APE CONSERVATION: SOLUTIONS A 1. better information on remaining populations. 1 2. detailed field studies that train local people and scientists; so people can see the animals in the wild. t BWINDI IMPENETRABLE GREAT APE PROJECT ( BIGAPE) FALSE CHIMP-GORILLA Differences: F - chimp diet mainly fruit; gorilla diet mainly leaves. - - chimps highly arboreal;gorillas terrestrial. - - chimps highly mobile;gorillas sedentary. - - chimps live multi-male communities;gorillas in one-male harems. -
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