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SAVE THE GORILLAS | SIR ARTHUR C CLARKE & LEONARDO DI CAPRIO ^

In 2001 Stagg teamed up with producer AJ Catoline, to host a live webchat with Sir Arthur C. Clarke & Leonardo DiCaprio about the potential extinction of the African mountain gorillas. 2001 was an auspicious year to be working with this great writer and thinker.

 

YAHOO CHAT / Save the Gorillas with Leo DiCaprio & Arthur Clarke

 

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 | TANTALUM ^

So what's this all about? Simply put, our voracious appetite for mobile technology has caused a surge in illegal mining of Tantalum in the Congo. An essential base material for power hungry mobile devices, this precious ore is found in the habitat of the most endangered Gorilla populations, which could face permanent extinction.

 

 

 
C|NET  | TECH TV ^

Stagg and his collaborators, Greg Cummings of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Foundation, and AJ Catoline, were featured on Tech TV, which helped bring further attention to the situation. 

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 | RESULTS ^

The campaign elicited these statements from major mobile device manufacturers.

Looking into the eyes of a Gorilla you have a sense of contact you don't get with any other animal.

 

– Sir Arthur C. Clarke

 
BEYOND:2001 | MILLENNIUM SYMPOSIUM ^

To see another project with Sir Arthur C. Clarke, click the laptop...