Dr. Ian  Redmond

Dr. Ian Redmond

Putting conservation principles into practice, Dr. Redmond has led anti-poacher patrols, guided film crews and/or special interest tours into close encounters with gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, elephants and erupting volcanoes, and worked to support local conservationists during the horrors of Rwanda’s and D.R. Congo’s civil wars. Under-cover investigations led him to play the role of a potential ape-buyer in order to infiltrate a poaching ring in Congo-Brazzaville and more recently a potential Coltan dealer in DRC. Born in Malaysia, raised in Yorkshire, and went to university at Keele in Staffordshire, England. He performed field work with his mentor Dr Dian Fossey in Africa and developed a love for gorillas as a species and as individuals.. He introduced Sir David Attenborough to the gorillas in 1978, for the famous BBC ‘Life on Earth’ sequences and advised in the making of, and/or appeared in more than 50 documentary films for the BBC, National Geographic Society, Discovery Channel, TF1, etc. LINKS: http://www.cms.int/about/ambassadors/portrait_ian_redmond. http://www.un-grasp.org http://www.4apes.com