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Damian Aspinall

Dedicated conservationist & Chairman of The Aspinall Foundation – the world leading charity dedicated to #conservation in the UK & overseas.
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The Aspinall Foundation is embarking on one of its most exciting projects to date.

The Aspinall Foundation is always looking for new ways to give the captive animals in our care a better life and, if possible, a chance to live where they belong - in the wild. So, to this end, I am currently halfway through a whirlwind tour of...

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Introducing Mbwambe's new family in Gabon

As we prepare for the release of Mbwambe’s group to the freedom of the island, I take a look back at these young gorillas journeys.

Mbwambe at Port Lympne Reserve, Kent 

Four years ago, Mbwambe travelled with her father Djala and her other family...

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First Steps To Freedom For Three Young Gorillas In Gabon

On Friday 23rd June, Victoria and I will be travelling to our flagship project in Africa, to oversee the eventual release of three young gorillas, including Djala’s daughter Mbwambe, to our habitation island in the Batéké Plateau national park.


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