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Free Lunchtime Talk with Ian Redmond OBE: Apes need Allies - The Mountain Gorilla Success Story


21 November 2016 (Mon)
1:00 - 2:00


Seminar Room, Beacon House, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SE


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2017 sees the 50th anniversary of Dian Fossey's remarkable study of mountain gorillas.  

Many people and organisations were inspired by her work, and as a result the mountain gorilla is the only kind of ape whose numbers are on the rise.  Clearly, apes need allies, and with enough allies working together disaster can be averted.  

What lessons can be learned from this conservation success story that might be applied to other species?   And how can you help?



 Join Ian Redmond OBE for this free talk at Bristol University's Beacon House 1-2pm.  This event is open to all, you do not need to be a Bristol student to attend. 

Ian Redmond is a tropical field biologist and conservationist, renowned for his work with great apes and elephants. For more than 30 years he has been associated with Mountain Gorillas, through research, filming, tourism and conservation work. Ian founded Ape Alliance in 1996 to encourage conservation organisations to work together.

Putting conservation principles into practice, he has led anti-poacher patrols, guided film crews and/or special interest tours into close encounters with gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, elephants and erupting volcanoes, and worked to support local conservationists during the horrors of Rwanda’s and D.R. Congo’s civil wars. Under-cover investigations led him to play the role of a potential ape-buyer in order to infiltrate a poaching ring in Congo-Brazzaville and more recently a potential Coltan dealer in DRC. His work on behalf of animals was recognised in 1996 with the presentation of the PAWS Humane Achievement Award, at a ceremony in Hollywood, California. He was appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2006, served as Ambassador for the UN Year of the Gorilla 2009 and is currently an Ambassador for the Convention on Migratory Species. 

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Tickets are free but you must register for the event including your full name for admission at PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL FOR YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL. If you are part of Bristol University your U-card will allow you admission to Beacon House. If you are not part of the university we must have your name in advance on the door for admission. If you can no longer attend please cancel your booking so we can let someone else attend in your place.

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