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Episode 209 – Lindsey Matheson – Endangered: Art for Apes / audio

Endangered: Art for Apes

Dr. Lindsey Matheson (@art4apes on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss the Endangered: Art for Apes art contest. For the past two years, Craig has been involved with the Endangered: Art for Apes contest, entering and exhibiting his photos each year. This year, while he’s still on the hunt for the elusive photo to submit, he asked founder and curator of the Art for Apes contest on to discuss how the contest works and what the money supports. The two talk about what the Center for Great Apes (which gets every penny of the entry fees) does for these endangered animals,  if Craig’s orangutan picture is too goofy to submit and what types of artwork they look for to exhibit. This year the exhibition of winners is not only in Miami Florida, as it is every year, but will have an exhibition in England.

You can learn more about the Endangered: Art for Apes contest at http://art4apes.com. There you will see examples of current and past submissions as well as the contest rules for 2016. Be sure to like their facebook page to get updates and their instagram account to see all the artwork submitted.

Also be sure to follow Craig on instagram at craigprice47 as well to see his photos too!

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Episode 190 – Richard Zimmerman – Orangutan Rehabilitation / audio

Orangutan Rehabilitation

Richard Zimmerman of Orangutan Outreach (@redapes on twitter) talks with host Craig Price about orangutan rehabilitation. As any listener or follower of the podcast knows, Craig is a huge supporter of orangutans and Orangutan Outreach. He even goes so far as to sell calendars to raise money for them each year. Due to the massive fires that have devastated much of the orangutan’s habitat in Indonesia, many of the rescue centers Richard and Orangutan Outreach support are being flooded with survivors, specifically abandoned or orphaned orangutan babies. So much so that they need to add additional housing and facilities as quickly as they can. One partner in particular The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center is in dire need so Richard is raising money for a new baby house! Craig and Richard discuss the fires, the current situation on the ground but more importantly, the two go over what happens to the orphaned babies who are put through orangutan rehabilitation, how they go through Baby School and Forest School learning how to be wild orangutans and are eventually released into better, more protected habitats away from people. Once you hear the plight of these wonderful animals, you won’t be able to ignore what’s going on in their native home.

You can learn more about Richard and Orangutan Outreach as well as donate to the new baby house at http:/redapes.org/BOS

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Episode 126 – Kathleen Quinn – Pilots N Paws / audio

Pilots N Paws

Kathleen Quinn, executive director of Pilots N Paws (@PilotsNPaws on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss her unique animal rescue organization. Four million former pets are euthanized in the United States every year and are killed because they don’t have homes. Pilots ‘N Paws is a national charity helping to change that. Working with rescue groups across the country, pilots donate their time, their planes, and their fuel, to transport animals to places where they will be adopted.

Craig and Kathleen talk about the various kinds of animals they transport (SNAKES ON A PLANE!!), how the pilots coordinate with each other as well as shelters to get these animals to their destinations, how the animals are transported and even the educational programs they’ve created to try and make sure educate kids so no pets will ever need a shelter.

Pilots N Paws  is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Please check out http://pilotsnpaws.org and see if you can help, donate your time, your plane or even your money!

APP BONUS: If you want to help Pilots N Paws out, please download their flyer, print it out and put it up in all the airports you visit.

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Episode 74 – Richard Zimmerman – Orangutan Outreach / audio

Orangutan Outreach Week

Orangutan Outreach (@redapes on Twitter) Executive Director Richard Zimmerman joins Craig to celebrate Orangutan Caring Week! The two don’t monkey around when the talk about the plight of the orangutans. From the destruction of their habitat to illegal pet trade, orangutans have the chips stacked against them. Thankfully, Orangutan Outreach is there to help.

Please donate to this worthy cause by going to http://redapes.org and giving generously.

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