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Wildlife activist to speak, April 5

Karl Ammann, wildlife activist, photographer and author, will present a lecture titled "Eating Ape: Primates on the Brink" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

His presentation will focus on the illegal bushmeat trade that is decimating the wild primates of Africa, pushing chimpanzees, gorillas and monkeys close to extinction. Ammann will be featured on the April 3 broadcast of the PBS series, "Scientific American Frontiers," and his latest book, "Eating Ape," will be published this year.

Ammann, who resides in Kenya, has been the primary force behind the move to document and ban the bushmeat trade since 1988. He is the author of six books, and his work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Natural History and Newsweek. He is a five-time winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, and he is a multiple winner of the Genesis Award for his contributions toward conservation.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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