Ian Redmond OBE, Chairman of the Ape Alliance, delivered an open letter to the Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg earlier this week. The letter urges Cameron and Clegg to ensure necessary measures for the mechanism for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) are finalised at the UN climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico.
Above and below, Nick, the Orangutan Foundation's mascot, helps to deliver a letter to the Prime Minister with two other apes a gorilla and human, Ian Redmond - Photo by Nico Dattani
In freezing weather Ian Redmond arrived outside Number 10, with volunteers dressed as an orangutan and gorilla, traveling on i-Scoot electric scooters to demonstrate that environmentally friendly, sustainable personal transportation is a part of the solution.
Don’t missed the Hope 4 Apes event, on Monday 6th December, at The Lyceum. Ian Redmond will speak alongside Sir David Attenborough, Dr Jane Goodall DBE, Chanee (Aurélien Brulé), Dr Birute Galdikas and Dr Jo Thompson. All ape species being discussed are either endangered or critically endangered. Funds raised will support ape conservation.
Hope 4 Apes takes place at The Lyceum, Wellington Street, London, on Monday 6th December at 7pm. Tickets can be booked at the theatre (box office 0844 412 1742) or online at www.4apes.com/hope/
Read an interview with David Attenborough and Jane Goodall in the Telegraph.