The great apes face possible extinction within our lifetime. Their numbers are being decimated by habitat loss, geopolitical conflict, disease, illegal trade and even consumption as food.
Hosted by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), and the Arcus Foundation, the Summit will feature a keynote address by world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute (www.janegoodall.org), UN Messenger of Peace and GRASP Ambassador, major plenary sessions and numerous panels.
Other speakers at the summit include: Google executive Michael Jones, anti-poaching specialist Damien Mander, Harvard professor Richard Wrangham, Conservation International president Russell Mittermeier, Greenpeace advocate Rolf Sklar, Uganda Wildlife Authority director Andrew Seguya, PETA vice-president Dan Matthews, and Volcanoes Safaris director Praveen Moman.
The Great Ape Summit will coincide with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, September 23-27.
Tickets: Tickets are still available for both the Great Ape Summit and the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival – www.jhfestival.org/greatape/registration.html
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival convenes an unparalleled five-day industry gathering that draws filmmakers and broadcasters from around the world to hone skills, explore emerging media technologies and market opportunities, network and exchange ideas, and honor notable achievements within the industry. For more on the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival visit our website: www.jhfestival.org.