Apes and Ebola

This MSNBC report has a disturbingly grim analysis of the future of the great apes, noting specifically that the ape population in Africa has been decimated by ebola epidemics. I’m certainly nobody’s idea of an environmentalist, but this is clearly something we need to do something about — the great apes are our nearest relatives in the animal kingdom, and would represent a particularly egregious loss. Unfortunately, the article suggests that people working to address the issue don’t even have a good idea of a solution to implement in the Magical Land of Unlimited Resources, let alone in the world we live in.