Monday, June 2, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Lissa Ongman: Saving Chimpanzees

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Lissa Ongman - project primate

Chimpanzees have already disappeared from four African countries and according to the World Wildlife Fund, their numbers continue to dwindle — largely because of habitat loss and the illegal bushmeat trade. Seattle-based Project Primate gathers local resources and funds for the West African-based Chimpanzee Conservation Center. The CCC works to care for and rehabilitate orphaned chimps. Lissa Ongman, a primatologist and co-organizer of Project Primate, will discuss what it takes to prepare orphaned chimps for life in the wild, and how the CCC’s ongoing efforts fit into the greater picture of chimpanzee conservation.

Presented by: Town Hall and Project Primate, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Tickets: $5.
Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

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One Comment

  1. Posted May 7, 2014 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and all the great apes are humans’ closest living relatives, making them a special symbol of the fight to preserve the natural world. As global citizens, we must make a special effort to conserve and reserve some part of the ecosystems they depend on. This means working closely with local populations and helping them to build the infrastructure and economic and political stability they need to stop the poaching and slaughter of these fantastic creatures.

    In the US, we should ban medical use of chimpanzees or keeping them as pets. These are highly intelligent, sensitive and group-oriented beings who do not deserve to live (and die) in such conditions.

    Project Primate is a well-respected, dedicated advocate and action-oriented organization that is making a difference in helping to preserve habitat and helping chimpanzees orphaned due to poaching. There’s a lot to do and I fully support their mission!

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