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Mar 13, 2006

Go Ape and primate Summer 1999


Go Ape and Primate Summer 1999 (Bushmeat campaign from Bristol Zoo Gardens  
 
Primate Summer’s objective was to raise awareness of primates and the threats to them, focusing particularly upon the link between Bristol Zoo Gradens and the Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund (CWAF), the bush meat trade and how zoo visitors can help

The event ran for the entire summer holiday and was based in the new conservation Education Centre (1999), itself designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible and therefore an example of practice ‘what we preach’.

The vent incorporated several innovative features, including ‘Acting Ape’, email Cameroon, free Cafédirect and a rainforest of gorilla hand pledges. In addition many displays were set up including a bush meat dining table, skeletons and WSPA video.

The event raised £1611.21 directly for CWAF, generated TV, radio and press coverage and the displays were seen by around 60,000 people (1/3 of visitors to the zoo during this period.)

‘Acting Ape’ workshops email Cameroon, free Cafédirect and a rainforest of gorilla hand pledges. In addition many displays were set up including a bush meat dining table, skeletons and WSPA video. 
 

Developed by:  Bristol Zoo Gardens

 
 
 



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