This blog seeks to spotlight noteworthy UNESCO science and communications programs; it emphasizes links between the United States and UNESCO.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Our closest relatives are in danger and UNESCO is responding to their need
Great Ape Moment :BLISS, A six-day-old baby orangutan snuggles up. Picture by EPA/ROLAND WEIHRAUCH
The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) was established in 2001. It aims to conserve the great apes (chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans) and their habitat — primarily forested tropical ecosystems that provide important services to humanity, through pro-poor conservation and sustainable development strategies.