The problem of the apes is not a shortage of money, it is a shortage of strategy.
"Richard Erskine Frere Leakey" is a Kenyan politician, paleoanthropologist and conservation movement/conservationist. He is second of the three sons of the archaeologists Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey, and is the younger half-brother of Colin Leakey.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous environmentalists! More Richard Leakey on Wikipedia.
The problem of the apes is not a shortage of money, it is a shortage of strategy. Let us devote our minds -- the one thing we have more of than other apes -- and let's secure their future.
There should be concern expressed at every possible venue to bring pressure on both the African governments and on the international bodies to do something about this. Unless this is stopped, these species could become extinct, and it would be a terrible loss to humanity.
The slaughter of chimpanzees and gorillas, our closest relatives, is absolutely diabolical. I can't imagine that this can go on much longer before these animals are extinct.
Let us devote our minds - the one thing we have more of than other apes - and let's secure their future.