Thursday, October 26, 2006

Ken Banks on primate conservation

Ken Banks, one of our Collaboration Fellows, spoke today about his work doing primate conservation in Africa. Here is with a brief overview.

One of the biggest things you can do to help is avoid products with palm oil -- lots of monkeytowns (a nontechnical term) are converted into palm plantations, furthering the problem with habitat reduction.

Ken's website is, and his blog is

UPDATE: Ken forwarded me a great (but sad) article about some of the specific problems with palm farming and orangutans on Borneo.

BBC Article

1 comment:

Steve said...

Nice captioning, dude!