“More and more visitors act as tourists rather than ecotourists and eventually destroy what they came to see” (Russon, Susilo, and Russell 2004)… How about we change that?

11 Easy Human Apes Rules

To protect our Great Apes family!

Primate tourism has exploded in recent years, and with it, the challenge of keeping this form of tourism from impacting wildlife negatively has deepened.

Respecting the habitat and the welfare of the wildlife is the number one ethical rule for anyone enjoying the activity of wildlife watching or photography. It is easy to get caught up in a moment of excitement or ignorance and forget to behave mindfully. Here, we are presenting further details, considerations, and requirements for when you go to see any of our siblings: Chimps (including the smaller Bonobos), Gorillas, and Orangutans. Remember that general EwA Wildness Etiquette  also applies when ‘Aping.’

Knowing is Caring: Learn before you go. Visit our hominid cousins well prepared to minimize your impact and maximize safety for anyone (them included) as well as for the enjoyment of everyone. Enjoy!

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◊ Note that this Etiquette is and will remain a work in progress. If there is anything else you would like to see added, please let us know, and we’ll do our best to include it. Let’s be Earthwise Aware. Let’s enjoy and protect wildlife responsibly! Thanks for your support!

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