Wednesday, December 15, 2010

High schools Skype to save bonobos (and humanity)

Yesterday Aaron Sandel and Kara Schroepfer had a discussion about bonobo conservation with a high school in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The biology club had questions about Friends of Bonobos and bonobo cognition and conservation. After discussing research by Dr. Brian Hare's research team on bonobo cooperation, empathy and cognition, we discussed general conservation issues. We brainstormed the threats to bonobos, the problems facing humanity/the world and realized the solutions to both are the same (decrease poverty, increase education, facilitate empathy among people, etc.).

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