Nature Conservancy

Nature Conservancy saving Tanzanian mothers & kids to save chimps

Three years ago, David Banks went to a remote community in Tanzania to enlist the residents in ongoing efforts aimed at protecting the endangered chimpanzee population in the region.

David Banks. “Frankly, we got nowhere with that,” said Banks, director of the Africa program for the Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s leading environmental organizations (America’s largest such group) focused for most of its 60 years on buying parcels of land to preserve them from humanity’s frequently harmful activities.