In this series, you’ll be amazed by the sheer number of primate species, their spectacular diversity, and how they are adapted specifically for their environments. You’ll meet primate species that you’ve probably never before heard of.
Primate conservation doesn’t just protect nonhuman primates and their habitats. Every species with whom they share their habitats also benefits. This is because of the delicate, beautiful, complex interdependence of all species within any habitat. Saving one species saves many!
We illustrate what is lost when our fellow primates lose their homes and their food sources. But it’s not all gloom and doom. There’s lots of good news too.
We hope to empower you to have a hand in saving them all by what you do in your everyday life. And it’s so easy! We’ll walk you through the important facts. And we’ll provide options—and maybe some inspiration—for how you can learn more and how you can be an agent of change.
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PRIMATE CONSERVATION: SAVING ONE SPECIES SAVES MANY
In this first episode, we discuss why primate conservation is important and its impact on biodiversity, as well as the significance of biodiversity to the health of our planet. This is a frank look at what lies ahead if we don’t all stand up to protect our fellow primates and their habitats. Saving one species saves many! You’ll discover how you can use the New England Primate Conservancy website to learn more about primate conservation and what you can do in your daily life to protect ecosystems and the environment. Everybody can be a conservationist!
LET'S TALK PRIMATES: AN OVERVIEW
In this 2nd episode of our “Everybody Can Be a Conservationist!” series, we broadly discuss what and who primates are. Nonhuman primates are incredibly diverse in size, shape, type, and the ways that they are “outfitted” for success in their ecosystems. We witness this in the forms of the physical adaptations that Mother Nature bestowed upon them. You will see why these species need to be protected and their habitats preserved. Nonhuman primates are an indicator species of the health of their ecosystems. If they are at risk, so too is every species with whom they share their habitats. What will you discover?
APES GREAT AND SMALL, PART 1
Apes are the stars of this 3rd Episode in the “Everybody Can Be a Conservationist” series. Starting with an introduction that clearly differentiates apes from monkeys (and vice versa) before delving into the world of Asia’s highly endangered nonhuman apes—gibbons and orangutans. Great photos and videos. Informative narration. Learn more here:
APES GREAT AND SMALL, PART 2
This episode picks up where Ape Great and Small, Part 1, left off. It starts with a brief recap of the differences between monkeys and apes, with less detail than in Part 1. So, be sure to view Part 1 if you haven’t already. (Plus, you’ll want to know about the gibbons and orangutans featured in Part 1. See above.)
In this episode, Part 2, we feature the great apes of Africa:, the bonobos, chimpanzees, and gorillas. These are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, especially the bonobos and chimpanzees with whom we share almost 99% of our genetic code. Great photos and videos. Informative narration. Learn more here: Bonobos, Chimpanzees, Gorillas.
THE MARVELOUS MONKEYS OF AFRICA
In this 5th episode, we introduce you to the marvelous monkeys of Africa and the characteristics that make them unique. You’ll see the many ways in which each species is designed specifically for the diverse ecosystems in which they live. You’ll also see how the activities of their daily lives benefit their ecosystems. One cannot exist without the other. Primates are essential to the health and welfare of their environments.
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