What is Ape Alliance?

The Ape Alliance is an international coalition of organisations and individuals, working for the conservation and welfare of apes by fundraising, raising awareness and sharing the most recent ape research. As volunteers, we research and share current research in fields such as Bushmeat, Palm Oil, the Ape Trade and Climate Change, as well as organising…

Adventures with Apes Schools workshop – November 2017

The Ape Alliance Bristol Student volunteer team ran our first workshop on 16th-17th November for school pupils of Mount Kelly in Tavistock, Devon. After planning the content and delivery over the year, we spent two days running sessions for 5 different groups and over 200 children, ranging from year 6 classes to 6th Form. An…

King Kong in Clifton – October 2017

In the most recent Ape Alliance event, we were proud to collaborate with University of Bristol Roots and Shoots to bring King Kong to Clifton. With food by the Clifton Sausage, a raffle with some unique prizes, free popcorn and an appearance from the unique Steph and Fred, the evening was a real success. People…

High Tech Innovation for Conservation Panel Discussion – April 2017

In this year’s Ape Alliance panel discussion, we were lucky enough to welcome Philip Dalton, Professor Serge Wich and Ella Browning to find out more about the role of technology in conservation. Philip Dalton told us more about the technology behind the recent ‘Spy in the Wild’ documentary, showing behind the scenes clips and giving…

Gorillas in the Gorge – April 2017

Last year our chairman Ian Redmond survived being trampled by an elephant, but recently he (and the Bristol Ape Alliance volunteers) climbed the Avon Gorge in the name of ape protection. The challenge was made even greater by the fact that our intrepid volunteers managed to climb the gorge in a variety of ape related…

Ape Alliance’s 20th Anniversary! – May 2016

This year is the 20th Anniversary of the Ape Alliance, and to celebrate the volunteers, along with Katy, put on a special event with the help of the Fantasy Orchestra. The Orchestra all stuck to the Apes dress code and put on a spectacular performance, which really impressed everyone present. After the performance there was…

Climate Change Panel Discussion – May 2016

After a quiet couple of months for the Ape Alliance volunteers, April kicked off with a panel discussion on the subject of climate change. The panelists included Ape Alliance founder Ian Redmond OBE (obviously), chimpanzee expert Osiris Doumbe and Andrew Mitchell, the Director of the Global Canopy Program. Each panel member gave a short presentation…

Climate Change March – December 2015

On Sunday 29th, thousands of like-minded people from across the South-West, along with myself and a few of the other Ape Alliance volunteers, met up at Castle Park to march with groups from across the world together in a stand against climate change and to send a message: climate action must happen now. As expected,…

Climb for Climate Action: The Premiere – November 2015

Tuesday 24th November 2015 saw the first event for the new group of Ape Alliance volunteers. The event was held at the White Bear in Bristol, and involved the first ever public showing of the documentary ‘Climb for Climate Action: Kilimanjaro’ starring Dr Ian Redmond OBE, Dr Ian Singleton, Andy Steel and Abby Barnes to…