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17/05/2022

Field Update: Latest news on our gorillas in Congo and Gabon

The Aspinall Foundation has been protecting gorillas in Africa for decades, returning over 70 to the wild, and seeing over 35 births from them since their reintroduction. This has helped gorillas thrive in areas of Congo and Gabon where they were...

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12/04/2022

The Biodiversity of Lésio-Louna Reserve

We are now in the final few weeks of our two year project supported by IUCN Save Our Species. The main focus of the project has been to establish the presence of leopards, and the possibility of lions, within the reserve. However it has a much wider...

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09/09/2021

Breaking news from Gabon!

Conservation history has just been made as The Aspinall Foundation announced the first ever birth to captive-born gorillas in the wild, part of the Aspinall Foundation's ground-breaking gorilla reintroduction project in the Batéké Plateau National...

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06/09/2021

Raising Awareness on Conservation by Education and Action

Forest degradation is a recurring phenomenon throughout Madagascar every year. Unfortunately, Andriantantely forest is not spared from the devastating impact of this destructive behaviour: Tavy (Slash-and-burn agriculture), Teviala (Forest clearing...

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06/08/2021

The Endangered Javan Gibbon - a species at risk of extinction

The threats to wildlife and their delicate habitat continue to grow in Java as the human population encroaches on the remaining rainforest. The islands of Indonesia are a biodiversity hotspot and endemic species, such as the Javan gibbon, are losing...

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13/04/2021

Six Month Update on Our Project to Release Javan Gibbons at Mt Tilu NR

It is now several months since we began our current two-year project supported by IUCN Save our Species to release rehabilitated Javan gibbons at Mt Tilu Nature Reserve. This project follows an existing programme at the project site which had...

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08/04/2021

Giant leap for conservation in Madagascar

Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated team in Madagascar six new community-managed conservation sites have been created. Including our existing site established in 2012, these seven sites cover an enormous 37,363 hectares (roughly 10% of the...

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19/10/2020

Reinforcement of the Endangered Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch) Population at Mt Tilu Nature Reserve, West Java

Often referred to as silvery gibbons because of their dense soft grey fur, moloch gibbons are unique to the Indonesian island of Java. With only an estimated 4,000-5,000 living in the wild the numbers continue to decrease, due to factors such as...

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23/12/2019

African Painted Dogs New Life

There has been so much in 2019 it is impossible to cover every aspect of the work you have helped to support. Perhaps the best way to end is with the news that seven African painted dogs bred at Port Lympne in Kent are now safely treading the soil...

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23/12/2019

Our Year in South Africa 2019

2019 has seen an increase in our involvement with animal rescue. The most recent being the translocation of a young bull elephant, followed soon after by the rest of his herd, from the poorly run Blaauwbosch Private Game Reserve in South Africa...

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