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Great Ape Trust awards $127,000 for international conservation efforts
Date:10/31/2007

ations.

Our goal is to fund our conservation grant program entirely from events and donations, making precious funds available for the development of the Great Ape Trust campus, said Beck.

The following are the funding levels and conservation initiatives supported in 2007 by Great Ape Trust:

Orangutans

  • Ketambe Research Center $10,000 Supported salaries and expenses of Indonesian field assistants and students conducting orangutan observation studies.

  • National University of Indonesia $5,250 Tuition provided to Indonesian graduate students involved in orangutan research and conservation.

  • West Batang Toru Forest Block $10,000 Support for field studies at a new orangutan research site in Sumatra with an estimated population of 400 to 600 orangutans.

  • Cabang Panti Field Research Station $5,000 Provided funds to re-open the ecological research station in Gunung Palung National Park.

Bonobos

  • Salonga National Park $6,000 Great Ape Trust provided funds to expand surveillance and patrol efforts in an additional 80 square kilometers of forest in Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Lomami Bonobo Survey $10,500 Purchased a satellite communications system to transmit scientific data, support on-line educational programming and enable emergency communication from an expedition probing unexplored areas deep in the range of bonobos in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Chimpanzees

  • Goualougo Triangle $10,000 Supported field studies of chimpanzee tool use in the Republic of the Congo.

  • Kyambura Gorge $3,000 Provided funds for salaries and supplies for local field assistants to maintain a tree nursery, plant trees and build fire breaks to protect them.

  • Mainaro $10,000 The Trust supported Yale University scientists studying the abundance, distribution and
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Contact: Al Setka
asetka@greatapetrust.org
515-243-3580
Great Ape Trust of Iowa  
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