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Wildlife expert calls protecting gorillas critical to containing climate change

Date : 13th October 2009, Source : The Guardian (UK)



Gorilla dung could conceivably be the salvation of the planet. A leading UK wildlife expert today said protecting the large primates he called the "gardeners of the forest" could provide the easy fix for global warming envisaged by international reforestation programmes. America and other industrialised countries are looking to reforestation programmes in Africa, South-east Asia and South America to help contain the effects of climate change. But Ian Redmond, the UN ambassador for the year of the gorilla, said the industrialised countries would be making a mistake if they did not commit specific funds to protecting the gorillas as part of the discussion on reforestation efforts at the climate change negotiations at Copenhagen next December.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/oct/13/gorilla-forests-climate-change-redmond





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