Talking Apes Podcast
Talking Apes Podcast is GLOBIO’s latest initiative to spread awareness about the issues facing apes in the wild. Each month, we’ll be chatting with ape experts, enthusiasts, and conservationists from around to world. From research to outreach, our guests are at the forefront of conservation for our wild primate cousins. Join us each month as we unpack the plight of primates, piece by piece.
Catch up on previous episodes and see our lineup for future segments below, you can also follow us through Apple Podcasts & Spotify!
Upcoming Guests on Talking Apes
July 27th 2021: Leif Cocks, Founder of The Orangutan Project
With decades of conservation work with Orangutans under his belt, red ape expert Leif Cocks joins us on Talking Apes to discuss a roadmap to survival for orangutans and their precious habitat. What are some of the solutions to the issues they face? Who are the key players? What will it take to secure a future for these amazing apes?
More about Leif Cocks and The Orangutan Project
August 10th 2021: Dr Rob Shave, Cardiac Physiologist & Founder of the International Primate Heart Project
Exercise several times a week, get in your five fruits and veggies a day, keep your stress down… That’s all it takes to keep your ticker in tip-top shape, right? Along with his team at the International Primate Heart Project, Cardiac Physiologist Dr. Rob Shave and his team are learning just how complex heart health can be for apes in captivity. Join us with this exciting episode of Talking Apes to hear more about his work and its greater implications for captive apes.
August 24th 2021: Dr Liz Tyson, Programs Director at Born Free USA & Captive Wildlife Law Specialist
In 2021 alone, a number of “pet” primates have made the news, but never with happy headlines – notably chimpanzee Buck in Oregon in June. In the USA, even though it’s only legal to have pet primates in 19 states, there are still thousands of monkeys – and some chimpanzees – that live in backyards and basements from the exotic pet trade. Dr. Liz Tyson of Born Free USA joins us to discuss the ins and outs of this dangerous and irresponsible industry.
Talking Apes Episodes
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More Updates from Talking Apes
No room for African apes. That appears to be the verdict of a new study published in the journal Diversity and Distributions predicts massive range declines of Africa’s great apes – gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos – due to the impacts of climate change, land-use...
Much of this blog was drawn from a conversation with Dr. Rick Quinn on our Talking Apes podcast, and from his wonderful book, Just Like Us: A Veterinarian’s Visual Memoir of Our Vanishing Great Ape Relatives. One of my favorite quotes is from Saint Augustine, “The...
May Primates of the Month: Endangered SpeciesEndangered Species Primates are one of the most species dense taxonomic groups with a huge range of size, social structure, habitat, and appearance. As our closest relatives in the Animal Kingdom, primates - apes especially...