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ZSL and Handshake co-founder win £500,000 to protect endangered species.

ZSL and Handshake co-founder win £500,000 to protect endangered species.

Written by Lucy Radford

2. June 2013

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Earlier in the week, we posted about Handshake co-founder Alasdair Davies’ entry into the Google Global Impact Challenge with a team from Zoological Society of London (ZSL).  We are delighted to announce that the team’s project, Digital Eyes and Ears for Wildlife Protection, has been chosen as one of the four winners of £500,000, Chromebooks […]

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Vote for Handshake co-founder in conservation competition.

Vote for Handshake co-founder in conservation competition.

Written by Lucy Radford

28. May 2013

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Handshake co-founder, Alasdair Davies, is part of a team from Zoological Society of London (ZSL) that has been nominated to win the Google Global Impact Challenge, a competition in which UK non-profits can win £500,000 to further their work. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/PVuodCfYpX4″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> ZSL’s project, Digital Eyes and Ears for Wildlife Protection, will […]

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Ruth Martin: Volunteer Forever

Ruth Martin: Volunteer Forever

Written by Lucy Radford

23. May 2013

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Earlier this year, the Great Primate Handshake partnered with Volunteer Forever to offer volunteers a platform through which to raise funds and find out from previous volunteers what they thought of their Handshake experiences. Many of this year’s volunteers have set up Volunteer Forever profiles to fundraise to join their project of choice. Ruth Martin, […]

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Great Primate Handshake, Ape Action Africa and Bristol Festival of Nature

Great Primate Handshake, Ape Action Africa and Bristol Festival of Nature

Written by Lucy Radford

23. April 2013

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In June 2012, not long before we embarked on our expeditions to Kenya and Uganda, the Great Primate Handshake staff had the privilege of taking part in the Bristol Festival of Nature, sharing a stall with our friends from Ape Action Africa The Bristol Festival of Nature is the UK’s largest free natural history event, […]

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Handshake Celebrates with Size of Wales

Handshake Celebrates with Size of Wales

Written by Laurence Hall

22. March 2013

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Last night Handshake staff were in attendance at an event celebrating the achievements of Size of Wales, who have recently achieved the goal of protecting 2 million hectares of forest. The Great Primate Handshake was among many supporters thanked during the evening and this special film featuring several of the Size of Wales supported projects […]

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Handshaking with Volunteer Forever

Handshaking with Volunteer Forever

Written by Laurence Hall

18. March 2013

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The Great Primate Handshake has partnered with Volunteer Forever to offer those taking part in our projects a crowdfunding platform so that they can raise funds to cover trip expenses. Through Volunteer Forever you can build a profile and write a blog documenting your fund-raising journey and encourage donations from those you know, and those […]

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Congratulations, Size of Wales!

Congratulations, Size of Wales!

Written by Laurence Hall

1. March 2013

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Huge congratulations to Size of Wales, who have raised £2 million to protect 2 million hectares of tropical forest as part of a national response to climate change. Wales is the first country in the world to help protect an area of forest equivalent to its size and have managed to reach this target for […]

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Uganda 2012 video releases begin.

Uganda 2012 video releases begin.

Written by Lucy Radford

26. February 2013

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Today sees the release of the first of our project-specific videos from the Uganda 2012 expedition. Focusing on the community and conservation work being carried out in Mabira Forest, the video features Hussein Kato, a forest guide who explains the importance of protecting both the environment and the interests of the people who depend upon […]

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Join the ‘Shake: New Projects Announced for 2013.

Join the ‘Shake: New Projects Announced for 2013.

Written by Lucy Radford

16. February 2013

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The Great Primate Handshake is excited to announce six new projects for 2013, spanning three countries and creating digital media content for everything from tree-planting projects in coastal Kenya to an ape sanctuary in the Cameroonian forest. With eight expeditions carried out over the last five years, and over twenty organisations supported by our work, […]

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Call Me Maybe Kenya.

Call Me Maybe Kenya.

Written by Laurence Hall

14. December 2012

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Those of you who followed our progress in Kenya this summer will remember our visit to Bore, a community in the Coastal Province. While we were there, we spent some time at Kundeni Primary School, where we learnt about the difficulties of making government funding stretch to pay teachers, provide uniforms and meals for the […]

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