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保護黑猩猩棲息地 珍古德推廣新公平交易咖啡

2007年04月19日
摘譯自2007年4月16日ENS美國,紐約報導;謝芳怡編譯;蔡麗伶審校

珍古德博士推廣公平交易咖啡,希望能保護黑猩猩與其他野生動物的棲地。圖片來源:我們的島知名的靈長類動物學家珍古德博士,16日在紐約向大眾介紹一種最新的公平交易咖啡,她希望藉由銷售,來保護坦尚尼亞剛河國家公園內黑猩猩的棲地。

珍古德博士所推廣的剛河保留區咖啡,是由綠山咖啡烘培公司和珍古德研究所共同研發的新咖啡。

購買這種高品質咖啡的消費者,在消費的同時也是在支持位於坦尚尼亞西部相當窮困的基哥馬(Kigoma)農民,種植具生態永續、對黑猩猩有益的作物。

此種咖啡採遮蔭栽培,因此不需要砍伐樹木來栽種咖啡灌木,因為黑猩猩並不喜歡咖啡豆,因此牠們會遠離咖啡園,進而避免人類和野生動物之間的衝突。

通常,基哥馬地區所種植的咖啡大多以拍賣方式銷售,並和其他有名栽種區的咖啡豆混合出售。但是現在透過基哥馬卡林基合作社2700個小型農場和新市場的結合,引進最新品管和生產方法,珍古德研究所和綠山咖啡烘培公司已成功協助農民增加收入和咖啡的生產。

如此一來,也讓農民有意願在未來和研究所合作,空出部份土地給黑猩猩。

Goodall's New Coffee Protects Chimp Habitat
NEW YORK, New York, April 16, 2007 (ENS)

Today in New York, renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall introduced a new fair trade coffee that she hopes will help to preserve the habitat of chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania.

Dr. Goodall led a tasting of Gombe Reserve, a new coffee developed by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in cooperation with the Jane Goodall Institute.

Those who purchase this high-quality coffee are supporting cultivation of a sustainable, chimpanzee-friendly crop grown by farmers in the impoverished Kigoma region of western Tanzania.

The coffee is shade-grown so trees are not felled to plant coffee bushes. Because chimpanzees are not fond of coffee beans, they leave the fields alone, and human-wildlife conflict is avoided.

Traditionally, coffee from the Kigoma region was sold at auction and blended with coffees from other, better-known regions. But now, by connecting the 2,700 small-scale farmers in Kigoma's Kalinzi Cooperative with new markets and introducing new quality control and production methods, Jane Goodall Institute and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters are helping the farmers to boost their income and coffee production.

This gives farmers an incentive to work with the Institute in the future to set aside land for the chimpanzees.

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