Instagram – August 29th, 2018

Last week, Empowers Africa Director of Operations, Ally Lebron, attended the XXVII meeting of the International Primatological Society (IPS) at the @unitednations headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Ally presented on her past research into human-wildlife relations at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda and the implications for mountain gorilla conservation.

The theme of this year’s IPS Conference was titled ‘Global Connectivity to Ensure the Future of Primates’ and brought together over 800 of the world’s leading primate experts, scientists and researchers including representatives from the @janegoodallinst , @arcusfoundation, @grasp_unep , @africanwildlifefoundation as well as UN experts in areas such as climate change, deforestation, sustainable development and civil conflict.

Primates include some of our most closely related species, many of which continue to face a variety of threats across the globe. We must all work together to ensure their survival. 🌍 🦍