Jackson Mbeke named Disney Conservation Hero

Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center Manager, Jackson Kabuyaya Mbeke, was recently named a 2014 Disney Conservation Hero by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. This annual competitive award was given to 19 conservationists from around the world who were
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It’s the people

By Claire Martin, Disney Conservation Programs Manager & Rachel Daneault, Primate Zoological Manager, Disney’s Animal Kingdom “Are you taking guns in with you?” was one of the more matter-of-fact questions we were asked when we told people that we were heading to eastern Democrati
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Getting to GRACE

By Beth Schaefer, Curator of Primates and Carnivores at the Houston Zoo One of the things that people who work in a zoological institution can do to help in situ conservation programs is what is known as capacity building.  This entails a transfer of knowledge from experienced staff t
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