Emergency protection of great apes and their habitat: Information meeting

Awareness raising session for Permanent Delegations to UNESCO on the need to protect great apes and their habitats, in the presence of Ms Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO and Mr Bruno David, President of the MNHN.
All Great Ape species are under threat and could disapear from the wild within 30 years, due to growing pressures from loss of habitat, declining tropical forests and poaching.

UNESCO protected sites such as Biosphere Reserves and Natural World Heritage sites are the natural habitats of these species whose sustainable management is a global issue. They are a real added value. UNESCO wishes to pursue initiatives for the protection of great apes and brings selements of reflections on activities to implement.


Type of Event Information Meeting with Permanent Delegations
Start 21.03.2019 15:00 local time
End 21.03.2019 16:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Raondry Rakotoarisoa, Noeline
Organizer UNESCO Natural Sciences
Contact n.raondry-rakotoarisoa@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 150
Official Website
Link 1 MAB programme and Great Apes
Link 2 Great Apes in World Heritage Sites
Link 3 Infographic: Great Apes in Biosphere Reserves (2015)
Link 4