Charlotte Uhlenbroek supports the Aspinall Foundation's Back to the Wild Appeal

Plus Ray Mears, Nigel Marven, Nick Baker, Princess Anne, Alice Braga, Tasha Danvers, Beverley Knight, Julian Clary and Gok Wan

Charlotte Uhlenbroek
Charlotte Uhlenbroek

- Charlotte Uhlenbroek is one of four celebrity wildlife experts to have given their backing to the Aspinall Foundation's Back to the Wild Appeal, which is raising money to send Javan langurs and a Javan gibbon back to Java in Indonesia. The conservation charity is aiming to raise £10,000 for the appeal, which is also supported by Ray Mears, Nigel Marven and Nick Baker. Uhlenbroek said: "The primate population of Java is under threat from deforestation, hunting and the pet trade. Numbers of Javan langurs and Javan gibbons are at a low. As a primatologist, I am supporting this appeal to help send these primates home and help save a species."

- Princess Anne visited the headquarters of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, to mark the charity's 30th anniversary. The Princess Royal, who has been a patron of the charity for the past 20 years, met staff, volunteers and beneficiaries, planted a commemorative tree and opened a new puppy reception centre during her visit.

- The actor Alice Braga, who starred in the films City of God and I Am Legend, has given her backing to the Pawprint campaign by the animal welfare charity WSPA. This calls for improved conditions for farm animals. She travelled to the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil last month to promote the campaign. "We want to show the world that farm animal welfare is an issue of paramount importance for the preservation of our planet," she said.

- Tasha Danvers, the Olympic medal-winning athlete, has become a celebrity ambassador for the Rethink Mental Illness charity after she revealed last month that she had experienced depression and attempted suicide. Danvers won a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the Beijing Games in 2008.

- The singer Beverley Knight, the comedian Julian Clary and the TV presenter Gok Wan were among the famous names who attended Stonewall's summer party at the Roof Gardens in Kensington, London, last month. The event, which featured a firework display, raised £51,000 for the gay rights charity's Education for All campaign, set up to tackle homophobic bullying in schools.

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