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Workshop held in Guinea to discuss the threats of industrial development projects on protected areas

Ministries from the Government of Guinea and the ARRC Task Force brought together a diverse group of government and park officials, NGOs, and private companies to discuss the impacts of industrial development projects on protected areas. 


Primate WATCH completes it inaugural program

Nine primatologists from West Africa successfully completed the first iteration of the Primate WATCH (West Africa Team for Critical Habitat Protection) Program aimed at strengthening the capacity of primate specialists to interact with energy, extractive, and associated infrastructure (EEAI) projects to improve mitigation and best practices for primates.


New report highlights challenges and opportunities for offsetting private sector damage to western chimpanzee habitat in West Africa

Primate experts from the IUCN and Re:wild release new study that finds even the most ambitious and cutting-edge offsets are not yet enough to effectively protect Critically Endangered chimpanzees


Guinea rail builders blast in chimp habitat, no plan to protect apes

A Chinese-backed consortium, building infrastructure for a massive iron ore mine in Guinea, started blasting a railway tunnel in habitat the Critically Endangered western chimpanzee.


China’s Belt and Road urged to take green route

Climate economists say initiative will play make-or-break role in meeting global emissions targets


Rarest orangutans 'doomed' by Indonesia dam project

The world's most endangered orangutans could be pushed towards extinction after an Indonesian court approved a controversial dam project, say campaigners.


Chinese dam project in Guinea could kill up to 1,500 chimpanzees

Planned Koukoutamba dam to be built in reserve established to protect chimps from mining.


Cellphones are still endangering gorillas, but recycling old ones can help

Mining is a major factor in the decline of species like the Grauer’s gorilla, which have lost habitat to the industry and are also hunted when forest is opened up for mining.

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