Bestselling children's author Gill Lewis reveals how modern smartphones connect us all to the fate of the gorilla in the Democratic Republic of Congo and talks about the inspiration behind her new novel, 'Gorilla Dawn', with Bandi Mbubi from Congo Calling. Read Gill's latest book, Gorilla Dawn, available to buy online and from all good bookshops: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gorilla-Dawn-Gill-Lewis/dp/0192739174/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441982546&sr=8-1&keywords=gorilla+dawn Find out more about Congo Calling: www.gilllewis.com/CongoCalling
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Many of the components in your smartphone, laptops & other electronics have minerals like coltan, copper and gold inside. These natural resources are mined from the habitats of gorillas, okapi, bonobos, hippos, countless birds and reptiles too. Many of these mining operations are not properly regulated or just flat-out illegal and damage the ecosystems beyond recovery. Here's more information on what you can do and where you can recycle your electronics: https://www.epa.gov/recycle/electronics-donation-and-recycling * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Find me here: https://www.zookeeperrick.com/ Follow me here: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/zookeeperrick/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ZookeeperRick/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ZooKeeperRick *Thumbnail photo credit: Photo by Porco Rosso on Unsplash *Music Credit: Libre by @iksonofficial from InShot Discover by @iksonofficial from InShot
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Congo Connection (2009): The mineral Coltan has fuelled a technological revolution in the West, but in the DRC it has become a talisman of brutal violence. For similar stories, see: Rage Of War In Congo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhHFHSNvTjo Thousands Displaced In The Congo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk9ZG20ymeE The Future of Virunga's Mountain Gorillas Is In Jeopardy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYTht_-lOuw Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/4553 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Modern technology relies upon a mineral found in the Congo. Is our appetite for the latest gadgets fuelling rebel fighting in the Congo - threatening the survival of central Africas great gorillas? On the inside of many devices like mobile phones and laptops is the mineral Coltan, which has made our gadgets smaller and more complex. In the mineral-rich Congo, armed militia watch over the children digging this mineral from the ground. "The government only pretends to help us" says one miner, who pays a government official just to work. "The Congo is a shifting sands of various militia, the largest of which is the Congolese state itself," explains an expert on blood minerals. Yet the miners depend on the little they get from mining to survive. Electronic giants like Apple now claim they will no longer use Coltan from this area but experts are convinced the militias will smuggle it onto the market regardless. For local miners, the move away from African minerals is just another way of penalising Africans. Coltan fuels a conflict, which has seen national parks become war zones, gorillas killed for meat and hundreds of houses set on fire in turf wars over mineral territory. Yet it also feeds 400,000 petty traders. Why did it take a mobile phone to make us appreciate the injustice in the Congo? ABC Australia – Ref. 4553 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Teaching Moment: The environmental connection between our cellphones and Congo's lowland gorillas - This is about how mining for coltan (an ore used in cell phones) is diminishing the habitat of the gorillas in the Congo, and how an organization called ECO-CELL has organized zoos to help recycle cell phones in order to reduce the demand for coltan. Don't miss the happy gorillas at the end.
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An obscure mineral mined in Eastern Congo is critical for the production of all modern mobile electronics. It is also responsible for funding dangerous militias who use violence and rape to intimidate and threaten the people who work in the mines. Read more about
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Documentary, Nat Geo Wild, Nature & Wildlife The Lost Gorillas of The Virunga. [Nat Geo Wild] The Lost Gorillas of The Virunga . WELCOME to the World Documentaries HD! SUBSCRIBE NOW! With great new content coming out . documentary. Documentary, Nat Geo . [Nat Geo Wild] The Lost Gorillas of The Virunga (Nature Documentary)- Docuemntary 2016 Earth Story: Volcano - P1- P2. [Nat Geo Wild] The Lost Gorillas of The Virunga (Nature Documentary) nat geo wild 2010.
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Google, Apple, Intel and other tech companies revealed that minerals sold to fund combattants in the Democratic Republic of Congo and nearby countries may be used in the manufacture of their gadgets. Everyday its an emergency in east of Congo due to crisis war and sexual violence. The disclosures come thanks to the reform-focused Dodd-Frank Act, which now requires thousands of companies to release an annual report detailing the use of so-called conflict minerals. Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold-products common in electronics and known collectively as "3TG" are mined heavily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other central African countries. Proceeds from some of the mines are used to fun an ongoing war that's become the deadliest armed conflict since World War 2, according to one study. However, because such materials travel through a variety of smelters, manufacturersand distributors before they end up in a phone or laptop, vetting the entire manufacturing line is a difficult, expensive process. The SEC has estimated that compliance with the new rule cost companies $3 to $4 billion in the first year and will cost $206 to $609 million in subsequent years. In regulatory filings, the tech giants continuously said they did not have sufficient data to fully determine whether conflict minerals were present in their products. Google wrote in its filing that "based on our due diligence, we have reason to believe that portion of the 3TG used in our products originated from the covered countries, but we have not identified any instances of sourcing that directly or indirectly supported conflict in the covered countries". The company disclosed that about 36 percent of its smelters in the Democratic republic of the Congo region have been certified as not trafficking in conflict minerals, but it could notmake a firm determination about other suppliers. Apple, which began tracking the practices of individual smelters in 2010, said that 80 percent of the smelters it does business with in the region do not use conflict minerals. But like Google, Apple said it did not know enough to definitively say whether the other suppliers use them. Intel, meanwhile, said that its microprocessors and chipsets are conflict-free, but it could not determine the conflict status of its other products. And Amazon said "majority" of the suppliers that contribute to its kindle pipeline are not using conflict minerals. Every company which made a disclosure said they would pressure their questionable suppliers to be certified as compliant with conflict-free standards. overall, the reports indicate that tech companies are at least advocating for the manufacture of conflict-free products, but they are finding it difficult to implement such initiatives on a practical level. No ones is keen on abandoning the region entirely-despite raised awareness of conflict minerals, the Democratic Republic of the Congo's share of tantalum production actually increased in 2013, according to the Wall street Journal. Some companies even argue that continuing to draw minerals from the region could allow them to be a force for good. "Rather than simply funneling its demand through a limited number of verified smelters or those that are not sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Apple wrote, "Apple believes the best way to impact human rights abuses on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo is to have critical mass of smelters verified as conflict-free, so that demand from other questionable sources is reduced."
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Blood in the Mobile is a 2010 documentary film by Danish film director Frank Piasecki Poulsen. The film addresses the issue of conflict minerals by examining illegal cassiterite mining in the North-Kivu province in eastern DR Congo. In particular, it focuses on the cassiterite mine in Bisie. The film is co-financed by Danish, German, Finnish, Hungarian and Irish television, as well as the Danish National film board. The film premiered in Denmark on September 1, 2010. During the making of the film Frank Piasecki Poulsen is working with communications professional and new media entrepreneur Mikkel Skov Petersen on the online campaign of the same name. The campaign is addressing Poulsen and Petersens notion of the responsibility of the manufacturers of mobile phones on the situation in war torn eastern Congo. The project is collaborating with NGOs like Dutch-based Make It Fair and British-based Global Witness who are also engaged in changing the conduct of Western companies regarding the industrial use of minerals of unknown origin. The cassiterite dug out in the illegal mines in North-Kivu is according to Danish corporate monitor organization Danwatch  primarily purchased as tin by the electronics industry after processing in East Asia. Apart from trying to raise awareness of the issue of illegal mining and alleged lack of corporate social responsibility from the mobile phone industry, the campaign is an attempt to experiment with new ways of building an audience and create additional funding for documentary films. The production of the film and the campaign is run in association with Danish new media company Spacesheep, founded in 2009 by Poulsen and Petersen in association with major Danish independent TV and film production company Koncern.
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The illegal mining in Africa of minerals, particularly Coltan, which is used to manufacture mobile phones and other electronic equipment, is destroying the habitats of already critically endangered Gorillas and supporting conflict. These minerals and metals can be recovered from mobile phones and reduce the pressure for continued mining. Recycling your mobile can help save the gorillas we love.
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The electronics industry needs vast quantities of raw materials, a large proportion of which are mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country is home to the majority of the world's deposits of coltan, used in devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers, PCs, digital cameras and game consoles.VIDEOGRAPHIC
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Democratic Republic of Congo's rush for an estimated £15tn in gold and rare earth minerals is fuelling a culture of violence and forced labour and exploiting some of the most vulnerable people on earth. At Kamituva gold mine in South Kivu Province, women are raped while men work for 33p per day
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Video by MISEREOR. This video filmed at the Fungamwaka mine in the DRC reveals the working conditions of artisanal miners who extract the minerals that enter many daily life products such as laptops, smartphones and other electronic devices. The Fungamwaka mine is an example of a "clean mine", where no rebel groups are present to illegally tax the miners, and child labor is banned. In a sector too often dominated by exploitations and human rights violations, this example demonstrates how the sector could be cleaned up under effective regulation. The costs of doing so cannot simply be passed on mine workers who are struggling to make a decent living, but should be covered by the companies sourcing these minerals along the full supply chain.
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a vast, mineral rich country the size of Western Europe. Alastair Leithead takes an epic journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the far reaches of the Congo river to explore how history has shaped the Congo of today and uncover the lesser told stories of this beautiful, if troubled country. In the largest rainforest outside of the Amazon he comes face to face with its gorillas and hunts with pygmies, he travels into the heart of the Ebola outbreak with United Nations peacekeepers, and explores the cobalt mines which will drive our electric cars of the future. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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That's right. COLTAN is a mineral used for many devises we use today such as I PHONES, Playstation and much more. There are never any coverage in the news showing the total deaths of the Congo people, fighting to protect their minerals. Why? Does all black lives not matter? Africa is not how they portray on TV. Africa is full of wealth and this is what the Western Leaders are all trying to get their dirty murdering hands on. Enjoy the short film.
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Broadcast: 18 March 2012 on Sunday Night, Seven Network, Australia. Tim goes deep inside the dangerous jungles of the Congo to find an endangered family of lost mountain gorillas who have managed to elude the rebels wreaking havoc on the species. Just as Joseph Kony and his LRA have committed horrific crimes in Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo, another group of rebels - the FDLR - have been threatening the survival of these gorillas. There are only 800 mountain gorillas left in the world and Tim encounters a group of these magnificent animals which have survived the onslaught. CREW: Reporter / Camera / Sound: Tim Noonan Associate Producer: Paul Raffaele Editor: Jimmy Hamilton SUBSCRIBE: Youtube ► http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=timnoonantv SOCIALS: Facebook ► http://facebook.com/timnoonantv Instagram ► http://instagram.com/timnoonantv Website ► http://www.timnoonan.tv
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More films about Congo: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/congo/ “Geological scandal” is a phrase often used to describe The Democratic Republic of Congo. It is one of the world’s most resource-rich countries with extensive deposits of gold, diamonds, tungsten and uranium amongst many others. The abundance of internationally valued minerals has however failed to bring any kind of prosperity. It began with colonial exploitation of the land and its people and continued in bloody civil war, the Congolese have harvested nothing from their country’s natural riches but misery and poverty. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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*The population of the world's largest gorilla sub-species prominent in Central Africa has fallen by 77 percent over the past two decades, a new report says.* This reduction has been linked to illegal mining for coltan, a key mineral used in the production of cell phones and electronics. The report from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Fauna & Flora International found out that its numbers had fallen to 3,800 from an estimated 17,000 in 1995. War threatens world's larges… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/04/07/central-africa-significant-drop-in-grauer-gorillas-population Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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A rare mineral ore called coltan, found in many mobile phones, is mined in Gorilla habitat. An estimated 880 Mountain Gorillas remain in the wild jungles of Africa (Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). As mining for coltan carves its way through gorilla habitat, it increases the risk of humans and gorillas coming in contact. Wildlife trade, bush meat, competition for land and zoonotic diseases are all threats to gorillas in the wild. Orana Wildlife Park has joined with the New Zealand TeleCommunications Forum (TCF) to recycle and refurbish your old mobile phones - when you recycle a mobile phone, the need to mine is reduced, and you help save gorillas. It’s called RE:MOBILE, a mobile phone recycling scheme accredited by the Minister for the Environment. It facilitates reuse of unwanted handsets that are still operational by selling them for refurbishment and resale overseas, reducing the demand for new handsets and taking the pressure off gorilla in the wild.
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DR Congo has the worlds largest primate- the Grauer's Gorilla now faces a severe threat. This is following the increase in artisanal mining of coltan, a mineral used in the making of computers and mobile phones. Leslie Mirungu reports
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Swing over to Brookfield Zoo this weekend, APE-ril 5 and 6 and learn about the charismatic ape species—orangutans, white-cheeked gibbons, and western lowland gorillas, including Nora, the zoo's 5-month-old gorilla—that reside in Tropic World. Fun family activities will engage you in discovering ways you can help wild ape populations in Asia and Africa. The weekend event also will feature informal animal Zoo Chats presented by zookeepers. Learn how mining for coltan, a mineral widely used in cell phones, is threatening gorillas and other forest species in the Democratic Republic of Congo. To help ape populations in the wild, bring your old cell phone and cell phone accessories, pagers, handheld games, e-readers, and laptops to the zoo's recycling stations that weekend.
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Sunset San Diego Zoo. Clock striking 5. I’m my mom’s fifth child born on 5/5/55. Certainly sad to live in a zoo, yet this gorilla exhibit increases public awareness about the endangered status of the largest primate due to loss of habitat in Africa. For instance, I didn’t know mining for a special mineral required for cell phone production has destroyed much of the vegetation gorillas eat. From zoo website- “...cellphones contain a rare ore called coltan (short for columbite-tantalite). This metal is found in central Africa, and increased mining operations to get the coltan means habitat loss and increased hunting pressure on gorillas and other wildlife. Surprisingly, wildlife reserves suffer most from mining. With the increased popularity of cellphones, thousands of illegal miners have invaded the protected parks. Needing food, they have hunted gorillas and elephants to near extinction in these areas.” Humans have negatively impacted gorillas in several other ways, too. What can individuals do? Recycle our cell phones for starters.
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Watch the entire "I Am Congo" series at www.RaiseHopeForCongo.org/IAmCongo In eastern Congo's enormous Kahuzi-Biega National Park, conservationist Dominique Bikaba protects endangered gorillas and local villages caught in the middle of decades of conflict. Dominique himself survived a militia attack. His organization, Strong Roots, empowers communities with tools to live sustainably.
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Brookfield Zoo is celebrating gorillas and taking action for gorilla conservation on September 24, #WorldGorillaDay. The event, highlighting gorillas in the wild and the zoo’s western lowland gorillas, will feature special Zoo Chats at 11am, 1pm & 3pm in Tropic World near the gorilla habitat. In addition, there will be fun gorilla-related activities. Gorilla Conservation: You Can Help! Mining for coltan, a mineral used in cell phones, is threatening gorillas in the wild. Bring your old cell phone and cell phone accessories, pagers, handheld games, e-readers and laptops to the zoo’s recycling stations located at the North and South Gates or at Tropic World. Go to czs.org/worldgorilladay
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Great Apes as Indicators of Biodiversity Health and Human Well-Being in Central Africa's Rainforests The Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP) was created in 1970 and only comprised the highland sector of 600km2. In 1975 the park was extended towards the west including a lowland sector and the so- called Nindja corridor connecting the two areas. The KBNP is the only national park in the Albertine Rift region which comprises the whole continuum of lowland, intermediate and highland forest from 600m to 3300m. The park is rich in endemic species to the Albertine Rift, and a hotspot for biodiversity due to the fact that two floristic regions meet (Central Africa and East Africa). It is also home to a large population of Eastern lowland gorillas, chimpanzees and elephants. During the two Congo wars the highland sector lost 90 per cent of its elephant population, and a large portion of its gorilla population. Park infrastructure has also been destroyed, a large portion of the lowland sector has been occupied by Interhamwe rebels and the park authorities have no control over these sectors. Coltan and gold mining, bushmeat hunting, both conducted/controlled by rebels, and farming are the most imminent threats to the park. This project will support a World Heritage Site in danger, which urgently needs assistance in areas of law enforcement, monitoring and conflict resolution. It will also focus on reversing the unprecedented loss of the elephants and Eastern lowland gorillas' population, chimpanzees among other endemic species. http://www.spain-unepforpas.org/-kahuzi-biega-national-park-democratic-republic-of-congo-.html For more information on the Great Apes Survival Partnership please visit http://www.un-grasp.org.
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Help! the mining of the ore coltan is destroying gorillas habitats!! the ore is used to make your cell phone batteries!!! You can help save them by recycling your old cell phones.
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United Nations - In Central Africa, Gorillas are on the edge of extinction. This is the story of their precarious survival – and one man’s devotion to protecting them. 21st Century, Episode #104 Script (Pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21stcenturyep104guardsandgorillas.pdf
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****IF WE CAN REACH 300 COLLECTED CELL PHONES: WE GET A PICTURE PAINTED BY THE CINCINNATI ZOO'S SILVERBACK GORILLA TO HANG IN OUR CAFETERIA!**** To help the cause, you can donate old cell phones that you don't use anymore to donation bins around the school building or at the main entrances of the Cincinnati Zoo. All of the cell phones are recycled for their coltan content. One cell phone donated is one less cell phone that is produced out of new coltan that is mined from the gorilla's natural home. The whole gorilla population is threatened if the miners don't stop cutting down the gorilla's environment. If you donate a cell phone, you can have the pride to go home and say "I saved a gorilla today!" The safety of the gorilla population is in your hands. It's YOUR call. Act now!
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has rich deposits of gold, diamonds, copper and other minerals that unscrupulous business people have been eager to exploit. Rebel groups have used the sale of raw materials to fund civil war, and Rwandan militias in eastern Congo are capitalizing on the sale of coltan, a crucial raw material in the manufacture of electronic devices.Now, developed countries are stepping up pressure on industry to buy exclusively clean, or conflict-free, raw materials. The United Nations has suggested developing a certification scheme to stamp out the trade of dirty or illegally mined materials.
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EXCLUSIVE: MailOnline reporter Nick Fagge trekked deep into the heart of the jungle of the Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet the endangered mountain gorillas whose lives are threatened daily by poachers. Nick got heart-stoppingly close to the incredible and surprising gentle giants of the jungle to see first hand the incredible bond they share with the people who put their lives on the line to protect them from poachers. Ranger Andre Baunma (pictured above) revealed: ‘For them I am their mother. I wake them up in the morning, I give them their breakfast, I tidy up after them, and I play with them. I do everything that a mother would do.' Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3275806/At-home-world-s-gentlest-giants-Amazing-pictures-heart-stopping-encounter-endangered-gorillas-live-depths-jungle.html Original Video: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1222384/Breathtaking-footage-Gorillas-Democratic-Republic-Congo.html Daily Mail Facebook: http://facebook.com/dailymail Daily Mail IG: http://instagram.com/dailymail Daily Mail Snap: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/Daily-Mail/8392137033 Daily Mail Twitter: http://twitter.com/MailOnline Daily Mail Pinterest: http://pinterest.co.uk/dailymail Daily Mail Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DailyMail/posts Get the free Daily Mail mobile app: http://dailymail.co.uk/mobile
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The grade 3 students of Auburn Bay School visited Chevron Zoo School at the Calgary Zoo in fall 2017, and were inspired to create a video about the importance of cell phone recycling and how it prevents the mining of coltan in gorilla habitat, which is used to produce the phones. The students helped to write the script and were responsible for all the editing! The students embraced the project and were themselves inspired to help gorillas following their experience here at Zoo School. They are kicking off their own cell phone collection now! Here at the Calgary Zoo, we have recycled approximately 3092 phones according to GEEP, our electronics recycling partners, as of the end of 2017. Help us make a difference: http://bit.ly/2cfBojT
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Africa’s biggest gorilla is being poached and pushed out of its habitat in the northeast Democratic Republic of Congo. The plummeting population of the so-called Grauer’s gorilla has prompted a number of conservationists and their NGOs to call for this Great Ape to be designated as “critically endangered. VOA’s Jeffrey Young has more on this report. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/3323748.html
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Hi there! Welcome to my video about how recycling your mobile phone can help save the gorillas. Many thanks for watching. If you've got some mobile phones to recycle, check out the phone cycle website for details on how you can do so. http://www.phonecycle.com.au/ You can also find my blog post on the same topic on my website at https://daynightandsarah.com/2016/09/06/save-the-gorillas-recycle-your-phone/ We’ve all done it. You cycle through phone after phone on one of those 24 month plans, and then when the… cellphone,phone,congo,gorilla,conservation,mobile phone,harambe,recycling,ABC,war,africa,environment,refugees http://daynightandsarah.com/2016/09/06/save-the-gorillas-recycle-your-phone/ Please check out the links below for my sources: http://euroscolacabrerapinto.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/coltan-html http://www.cellular-news.com/coltan/ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-05/eastern-gorillas-critically-endangered-iucn-confirms/7813292 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coltan_mining_and_ethics
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Inspired by Hayley Cartwright, a Grade 3 student at Ecolé Mountview. We are hoping to get the word out about the Eastern Lowland Gorillas being endangered because of strip mining in the Congo. How recycling used cell phones to reuse the valuable minerals will help save the habitats and provide us with a cleaner world for a bright future tomorrow. Young people are willing to make a difference and the community has come together to help them succeed. One cell phone can make a difference.
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Welcome Ndjia! Meet the 24-year-old female western lowland gorilla who has joined the L.A. Zoo's troop after moving from the San Diego Zoo on May 9. A Species Survival Plan (SSP) program paired her with male silverback Kelly, in the hopes that they can contribute to the population of their species, which is considered critically endangered in the wild. 🦍 Help offset the habitat destruction that is one of the reasons for the declining populations of gorilla species by participating in the zoo's ECO-CELL recycling program. Bring your old & unused cell phones to the bin near the Zoo entrance to minimize the demand on coltan, a component in manufacturing cell phones that is mined from the forests that gorillas and other endangered species call home. https://www.lazoo.org/2018/07/ndjia/ Follow us on social media! http://facebook.com/LAZoo http://instagram.com/lazoo http://twitter.com/LAZoo http://lazoo.org
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Koltán bányászat A nyugati világ egyre növekvő igénye és mobiltelefonoktól való függése ma már bizonyítottan összefügg legalább 10 afrikai főemlős faj populációjának csökkenésével. E fajok közé tartozik a kihalás szélén álló keleti síkvidéki gorilla is. A világ koltán készletének 80%-a Afrikában található, ennek is nagy része a Kongói Demokratikus Köztársaság (Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC) területén. Ugyanezen a helyen élnek Földünk egyes veszélyeztetett főemlősfajainak utolsó populációi. A koltán-bányászat katasztrofális hatással bír e fajok túlélési esélyeire. A koltánt (mely a ferroniobát-tantalit angol nyelvű nevéből képzett mozaikszó) azért bányásszák ilyen nagy mértékben, mert ebből az ércből nyerik a tantál nevű fémet. A tantál egy ritka és rendkívül értékes fém, melyre óriási igény van a csúcstechnológiai műszerek előállításához A tantált leggyakrabban kondenzátor-bevonatok készítésére használják, és annak ellenére, hogy bányászata illegális a DRC-ban, a tevékenység továbbra is nagymértékben folyik, és koltán ára elérheti a $2000/kg-ot. Az érc Kongó Medencében történő bányászata a hozzájárul az erdőterületek csökkenéséhez, és felgyorsítja a gorilla populációk egyébként is kétségbeejtően gyors pusztulását Az ércbányászatot szolgálva őserdőket tarolnak le, és utakat vágnak az addig érintetlen területeken, így nyitva újabb és újabb lehetőséget az orvvadászok számára. A bányászat nem csak az állatok, az emberek életére is katasztrofális hatással van. Sok bányában teljesen mindennapos jelenség a gyermekmunka és a rabszolgaság. Több, mint 10.000-re becsülik azon emberek számát részt vesznek a bányászati munkálatokban. Ezer és ezer vadállatot ölnek le azért, hogy ezeket az embereket élelemmel ellássák, és a területet kontroll alatt tartó lázadók szintén a vadállatok húsán élnek. Az utóbbi öt év során egy teljes elefántpopulációt kiirtottak, és 50%-kal csökkent a hegyi gorillák állománya, mely így a faj a kihalás szélére került. Coltan mining The increasing need and addiction to cell phones of the western world provenly caused the decrease of the populations of at least 10 African primate species. Among those the threatened eastern lowland gorilla. There is the 80% of the World’s coltan resources in Africa, the most part of it is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC. This is the very same place where the last populations of some endangered primates of our World live. Coltan mining has a dramatic effect on the outlasting chance of these species. Coltan is the colloquial name for columbite - tantalite, which is mined in huge amount because from this metallic ore tantalum ( a very rare and valuable metal) is extracted and used in consumer hitech electronics products. Tantalum is used primarily for the production of capacitors, and dispite of the fact that mining it in the DRC is illegal, the exploitations are still on, the price of a kg could be about $2000. Mining of this ore in the Congo Pool leads to decreasing forest lands, and speeds up the terribly fast extinction of gorilla populations. For coltan mining rainforests are destroyed, roads are cut into the undisturbed areas giving more and more opportunities to the poachers. The mining has a dramatic impact not only on the animals’ but even on humans’ life too. Slavery and childworking is a general phenomenon in many of the mines. Approximately over 10000 people are involved in these jobs. And hundreds of thousands of animals are killed to feed these workers, and also the rioters control this area. In the last five years a whole elephant population was destroyed, and the number of the mountain gorillas decreased to half, which means this species is at the edge of extinction. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A mobil újrahasznosító kampányunk lejárt, a probléma nem! Nézd meg és továbbítsd a filmet, hogy minél többen tudják meg, mibe is kerülnek elektronikai berendezéseink! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dobj egy nagyot! A Jane Goodall Intézet és az Electro-Coord Magyarország Nonprofit Kft. mobilújrahasznosító kampánya keretében most TE is segíthetsz a Kelet-Kongói esőerdő megőrzésében. Nem használt mobiltelefonodat matricával ellátva dobd be egy kijelölt gyűjtőládába ezzel is csökkentve az esőerdő pusztulását jelentő bányászatot! Matrica és gyűjtőpontok: www.janegoodall.hu
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