Book Cover for Planet without Apes


Planet Without Apes is the story of a tragic extinction that does not have to happen. The four living great apes — the chimpanzee, bonobo, gorilla and orangutan — are all precariously close to disappearing from the Earth. I detail the threats, from forest loss to eating apes to emerging diseases, and then offer some solutions that can help save the apes' existence on Earth into at least the next century.