No Hiding Place Part 2 (2002)

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The second part of a programme assessing the chances of survival in the wild of the great apes. Although protected by national law in virtually every country that they inhabit, lack of enforcement means that poaching, illegal logging and mining are all taking a heavy toll of ape populations, and chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas are on the `red list' of endangered species. Examines the prospects for success of the UNEP initiative - GRASP (the Great Apes Survival Project), following Ape Alliance director Ian Redmond and Ugandan conservationist Eve Abe as they visit Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and, in consultation with relevant `stakeholders', develop a survival plan tailored to the needs of the country and the species in question. Also reveals that users of mobile phones are unwittingly making matters worse. The appliances use the mineral coltan (Columbite-tantalite), obtained mainly from deposits found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When refined, coltan becomes metallic tantalum, a heat-resistant powder used to make pinhead capacitors found in most cell phones, laptops, pagers and other electronic devices.

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