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Elias Kimaru: working with communities to conserve Kwale County

Elias Kimaru: working with communities to conserve Kwale County

Written by Lucy Radford

25. July 2013

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As part of this year’s Handshake, we will once again be working with WWF Kenya, this time as a dedicated project which will explore the organisation’s work in greater detail, providing digital media support to many aspects of it. We will be collaborating closely with Elias Kimaru, the project executant, who has been working with […]

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A visit to the Colobus Trust

A visit to the Colobus Trust

Written by Emma Nash

22. July 2012

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Hand rearing any animal is a tough job so when we found out about baby Betsy – the longest surviving Black and White Angolan Colobus monkey to be hand reared – we were excited to be given the opportunity to visit Betsy and her handler, Andrea. We were asked to create a follow on documentary […]

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The 2012 Kenya Handshake Begins!

The 2012 Kenya Handshake Begins!

Written by Lucy Radford

19. July 2012

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This post is being written from Mombasa, Kenya, where the Handshake staff and volunteers have spent the last few days completing orientation activities, getting used to life on the truck, and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The whole team met for the first time on the morning of the 17th of July, and quickly got to […]

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Regional Digital Hero Award Winners – Thank you for your votes

Regional Digital Hero Award Winners – Thank you for your votes

Written by Alasdair Davies

24. October 2010

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Update: Thank you to everyone who voted for Alasdair and Laurence to win a 2010 Digital Hero award. It is with great delight that we can announce that they scooped the Regional Award! The Primate Handshake will be awarded £5000 towards its primate conservation expeditions and projects across Africa. With such a fantastic award fund, […]

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Debate: Conservation Business or Volunteers?

Written by Anna Hartwell Douglas

10. September 2010

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If an organisation has a business structure its efficiency will increase ten fold. Growing funds is the prime objective, so less productive procedures will fall at the waste side. If a commercial conservancy is run to get income via the tourist trade it will make sure its gift shops and extras are up to scratch […]

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Voice your opinion on current primate issues

Voice your opinion on current primate issues

Written by Phil Singh

25. August 2010

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Every Friday, The Great Primate Handshake will be submitting a question for discussion. This question will relate to current topics concerning conservation. It is hoped that through your involvement, the Handshake website can become a platform for informative discussion on current and future conservation topics. We need your views and opinions.

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New Photo Galleries Released

New Photo Galleries Released

Written by Alasdair Davies

5. August 2010

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After an extended development time and a wonderful contribution of fantastic photographs from Great Primate Handshake volunteers, we are happy to annouce that our new photograph section is now live. Over the next few weeks we will start to build up each gallery, populating them with photographs from past (and current) expeditions. The Kenyan Handshake […]

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Day 22 – Kasiisi Wildlife Club and Handshakers

Day 22 – Kasiisi Wildlife Club and Handshakers

Written by Ale Olano

24. July 2010

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Today the education and web team went to Kasiisi School, where their wildlife club was holding activities – and the Primate Handshake had the opportunity to be part of them. We arrived at 10am, and after a quick meeting with the teachers and organisers of the event to arrange last minute details, we joined the […]

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Teaching a wildlife lesson in a Ugandan school.

Teaching a wildlife lesson in a Ugandan school.

Written by Ellie

24. July 2010

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Today the education team, Suzanne, Abbie, Jade and Ellie, went to Kasiisi School to teach a conservation lesson as part of the school’s wildlife club. We were joined by Ben and Natasha from the video team, so they could make a documentary of our day. Rehmat, Alex and Kiera from the web team came to […]

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Day 14 Kibale National Park and Kasiisi School

Day 14 Kibale National Park and Kasiisi School

Written by Ale Olano

16. July 2010

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Today, after an early breakfast, we started our journey to Kibale National Park for a wildlife walk. Mixed feelings and expectations were raised by many of the volunteers, as it was going to be their first experience in an African National Park. At the park, we were divided in to two groups with different tour […]

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