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Tom Kellie posted a topic in African wildlifehttp://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/09/chimpanzees-gorillas-ebola-vaccine/405043/ ~ Research in New Iberia, Louisiana concerns the possibility of vaccines to protect apes from the ravages and mortality of the Ebola virus in West Africa. The primary efforts are to identify an effective vector to spread immunity among aggressive chimpanzees and very shy gorillas.
I'd like to share with everyone something that we at Aardvark Safaris put together to help educate travellers and reduce fears of Ebola. As you all know, this has had a tremendous effect on the industry. It was uplifting to see Safari Bookings and and Beyond release information that would help quell these fears about catching the dreaded Ebola while out on Safari. Another aspect that has largely been ignored is the impact that the Ebola Epidemic has had on wildlife. We're hoping to raise awareness and remove any uncertainty that may be creating second thoughts about keeping with plans. Here is the article: How Ebola Threatens to Undo Vital Conservation Work in Africa. There have been many many cancellations. The talk about Ebola has certainly quieted down within the past month but hopefully we can return to regular bookings levels. This money largely aids wildlife conservation efforts, creates jobs, and supports community clinics. Below are two resources that I've found noteworthy, some you've probably read but some you may want to have a look at if that's not the case: As others cower, now is time to book Africa safari Canceling safaris over misplaced Ebola fear hurts Africa and its wildlife
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