Russia's forests have accumulated a large amount of biomass since the collapse of the Soviet Union three decades ago.
It's vital that new conservation areas be set up for all endangered and critically endangered great apes in Africa.
This is “our final chance to avert a climate catastrophe, turn back the deadly tide of pollution and end species loss.”
“We only planned to seize a vehicle but it turned out we saved many macaques,” explained a senior police officer.
Most areas at especially high risk of animal-human conflicts are in East and West Africa, according to researchers.
Presidents Bongo and Alvarado want an illegal wildlife trade protocol that's equal to existing UN measures on munitions or human trafficking.