Apes around the world are balanced on the knife-edge of extinction. Among the great apes, Cross River gorillas, western and eastern lowland gorillas, and all orangutans are all now listed by the IUCN as critically endangered; mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos are endangered. Gibbons, or lesser apes, face an equally dire situation, with the majority of known species listed as either endangered or critically endangered.
Mongabay is launching a special reporting project on apes aimed at raising public attention about the issues facing great apes and gibbons. Proposals for print, video, data and multimedia stories are welcome.
For a full detail description and how to submit your pitch, please click here.