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posted in 13 Jun 2022
Argentina: Freedom for the chimpanzee Toti
At the beginning of the year, the Public Defender's Office of the Province of Rio Negro, Argentina, presented a request for Habeas Corpus requesting the release of Toti, a chimpanzee who spent his entire life in a cage. The chimpanzee is 32 years old and was born in captivity in Buenos
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posted in 08 Jun 2022
GAP Spain: Peter Singer arrives in Barcelona to present his new book (“Los Derechos de los Simios) and defend the creation of the Great Apes Law
Event “Derechos humanos y animales, dos días con Peter Singer" will take place on June 9th and 10th at Pompeu Fabra University Peter Singer, philosopher, great advocate of animal rights and author of two books that have become essential for the movement - Animal Liberation (1975) and, together with Paola
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posted in 09 May 2022
“The Chimpanzee Whisperer”, by Stany Nyandwi with David Blisset: “I am riding in their truck”
By Alyson Baker* "The Chimpanzee Whisperer" is the memoir of Stany Nyandwi. Looking back over 50 years, we read of his home country, Burundi, a paradise with a bleak colonial history, being turned into “... a land of broken hearts” through a tribal civil war. We read of Stany’s love for
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posted in 02 May 2022
In memory of Dr. Carole Noon (1949-2009)
Thirteen years ago today, Save the Chimps' founder, Dr. Carole Noon passed away of pancreatic cancer in her home on sanctuary property. She remains an inspiration to all the lives she touched and a motivator to carry on her important work. More than 300 chimpanzees have found the peaceful and dignified
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posted in 27 Apr 2022
New book by Paula Casal and Peter Singer: “The Rights of Apes” (Los Derechos de los Simios)
The new book by philosophers Paula Casal and Peter Singer, "The Rights of Apes" (Los Derechos de los Simios, will be published in May. Paula Casal is the president of the GAP Project Spain. More and more is known about chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans, and it is becoming clearer
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posted in 18 Apr 2022
#FreeTommy – Each chimpanzee is an individual who has the right to live a free and fulfilling life
By Alyson Baker*  In the late 1980s I saw the movie Project X, starring Matthew Broderick. It made a big impression on me - it is fiercely critical of the human exploitation and degradation of chimpanzees. The chimps are credited as individuals alongside their human co-stars, and they have agency
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posted in 15 Apr 2022
Documentary “Persona no humana” begins its premiere at festivals and cinemas
April 15, 2022.- The documentary film "Persona no humana,  in which GAP Project has had an important participation, premieres at the International Documentary Festival of Valencia The next Sunday 8 (21:00) and Monday 9 (18:00) of May. From there, the journey begins at festivals around the world and screenings in movie theaters and other places
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posted in 04 Apr 2022
Sky after 30 years: a brief biography of three biomedical research chimpanzees in Japan
Many chimpanzees were captured in Africa to be guinea pigs in biomedical laboratories in the 1970s and 1980s. Japan was one of the countries that most "invested" in this practice, which only ended in 2006. Female Candy (photo) is one the chimpanzees caught in the wild for lab experiments purpose. The
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posted in 30 Dec 2021
World Biological Corridor has defined kilometer zero for chimpanzees
By GAP Project Spain The International Committee of the World Biological Corridor (CICBM) declared as the KILOMETER ZERO FOR CHIMPANZEES a large area in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The action took place together with the association Paradis des Primatas, which in the last year has been coordinating the
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posted in 26 Dec 2021
Thomas Lovejoy, renowned biologist who coined ‘biological diversity,’ dies at 80
Thomas Lovejoy, a well-known American conservation biologist who coined the term “biological diversity” in 1980, died on December 25 at the age of 80. Lovejoy, who lived in northern Virginia, spent more than 50 years working in the Amazon rainforest, founding the nonprofit Amazon Biodiversity Center and bringing worldwide attention to the threats of
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posted in 20 Dec 2021
Happy Holidays and Happy 2022!
GAP Project Brazil/International wishes you Happy Holidays and a New Year with good health and peace!  
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posted in 09 Dec 2021
Artificial intelligence used to recognise primate behaviours in the wild
Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed new artificial intelligence (AI) models to recognise behaviours of chimpanzees in the wild. The method will allow researchers and wildlife conservationists to significantly cut back on time and resources spent analysing animal behaviour in video footage, according to the new paper published
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posted in 30 Nov 2021
USA: Eight new sanctuary residents 
From the Center for Great Apes (CGA) Ewok, Josh, Billy, Mystery, Sabina, Maude, Shauri Ya Mungu (Sha-Sha) and Jeeter safely arrived from California where they have been waiting for more than two years for a new home after the closing of the Los Angeles Wildlife Waystation in August 2019. Our CGA
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posted in 23 Nov 2021
Rest in Peace, Knuckles 1999 – 2021
By Patti Ragan, from Center for Great Apes Losing one of our great ape residents is the most difficult part of our work. This week, our hearts are breaking with the loss of our precious “special needs” chimpanzee, Knuckles. Knuckles was a true inspiration and one of the sanctuary’s
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posted in 02 Nov 2021
COP26 and Great Apes
World leaders are gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, since October 31 at COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. This event is seen as crucial for controlling the negative impacts of climate change on the planet's life. About 200 countries are expected to present their plans to cut emissions of polluting gases. Among
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