Ian Redmond OBE
Ape Alliance Chairman
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. Ian is based in Stroud, UK.
Ape Alliance Coordinator
Katrin also coordinates the photographic and video library, offering a video editing service to members.
Katrin is based in Bristol, UK
Voluntary website design & development of www.4apes.com
Nicholas Young and his team at the website design company Reaper Enterprises provide the design, development and back-end software for the Ape Alliance website, which includes an online photographic library and shop. Nicholas' passion for ape conservation began in Borneo when he went on a Scientific Exploration Society expedition into the jungle to count orangutans.
In addition to website design & development, Nicholas is a passionate photographer, view his photos of Hope4Apes 2010.