Mission: The Shit has hit the Fan…
Despite valiant efforts by many, gradual progress, and victories in a few local skirmishes, we are losing the war for wild gorilla and chimpanzee survival…badly. The vast majority of African ape populations are declining much faster than protective capacity is rising. The fight is far from hopeless but the time is past for business as usual. We must swallow our pride and admit that current approaches are failing. We need to rapidly test many different strategies in the hope that we find one or more transformative solutions that fundamentally change the game.
The mission of Apes Incorporated is to act as laboratory for developing new models for African ape conservation, including:
- New technologies that meet critical ape conservation needs.
- New types of ape conservation programs.
- New strategies for managing and financing these programs.