‘Hero’ biologist jailed in Brazil

Dutch biologist Marc van Roosmalen has been jailed for 14 years in Brazil for ‘stealing apes’ after non-registered orphan monkeys were found at his house in the Amazon region.

Roosmalen, voted a Hero of the Planet by Time in 2000, is described by friends as ‘brilliant but someone who does not always stick to the rules’.
During his time in the Amazon he has discovered dozens of new species.