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By Nancy J. Merrick

ISBN-10: 0807084913

ISBN-13: 9780807084915

A former scholar and colleague of Jane Goodall stocks tales of chimps and their heroes, and takes readers on a trip to save lots of man's closest relative.

Unbeknownst to a lot of the general public, chimps are in hassle: censuses convey them to be extinct in 4 African international locations and approximately so in ten others. a wide percent of the rest populations stay in unprotected, more and more fragmented forests.

When Nancy Merrick realized those startling proof in 2009, she made up our minds it was once previous time to find the level to which chimpanzees are in danger throughout Africa and what should be performed. Merrick had began operating with primates in 1972 as a tender box assistant in Jane Goodall's recognized Gombe camp. just like the remainder of the area on the time, she was once swept up within the pleasure of learning the awesome global of chimpanzees--their skill to type instruments, their spectacular intelligence, and their complicated relationships and societies. From that second on, her human-centered worldview shifted, and he or she grew to become a faithful recommend for our closest genetic relatives.

while Merrick returns to Africa many years later, she's alarmed by way of how a lot has replaced. Human job, resembling agriculture and logging, has encroached on common habitats all through equatorial Africa, endangering chimpanzees, gorillas, and bonobos. to be able to comprehend what we will do to save lots of nice apes, Merrick connects with primatologists and conservationists who're attempting to defend the final nice forests. Visits to a few of Africa's parks, sanctuaries, and increasing agricultural components display the urgency of the issues and the muse of the folk major the hunt for suggestions. alongside the way in which, Merrick demonstrates that the simplest wish for chimps and different nice apes lies in connecting conservation to humanitarian efforts, making sure a fit destiny for animals and people alike.

Among Chimpanzees is instantaneously an inspiring chronicle of Merrick's own seek to profit how chimps are faring throughout Africa and in captivity, a vital eyewitness account of a really serious interval of their lifestyles, and a rousing demand us to hitch the efforts to be a voice for the chimpanzees, prior to it's too late.

Foreword via Jane Goodall.

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