Eco-volunteer responsabilities at the CCC

West African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus ) are now critically endangered due to the alarming disappearance of their habitat, the illegal trafficking of their meat and babies. In Guinea, chimpanzees are victims of human expansion but also of an organized criminal trafficking of baby chimpanzees that are sold mostly abroad.

Chimpanzees are fully protected by international and Guinean laws.

The Chimpanzee Conservation Center (CCC) is a Guinean sanctuary that works closely with the authorities to confiscate and rehabilitate orphaned chimpanzees after their confiscation, with the ultimate goal of reintroducing them to the wild when possible.

In addition, the CCC is developing conservation activities such as support for the protection of the Haut Niger National Park, environmental awareness and community development in order to participate globally in the conservation of chimpanzees in Guinea.

The CCC continuously welcomes enthusiastic and motivated volunteers to gain unique experience in an in-situ conservation sanctuary / project while bringing their skills to the project in support of our local team.

These are the reasons we are looking for volunteers: to help us in our chimpanzee rescue and rehabilitation missions, alongside our local team. Our keepers are professionals and the volunteers come to help them. Contacts with chimpanzees are limited to a minimum, meals, care, contacts with chimpanzees are provided by our keepers.

We are also open to concrete proposals for internships, scientific research (on chimpanzees, non-invasive research only) around our direct activities (eg ethological research) or in connection with our conservation activities. Do not hesitate to contact us for any specific request.

Our basic Volunteer missions Include :

1 . Help with the rehabilitation of chimpanzees, help to the local keepers :

2 . Participation in the daily life of the project :

3. Participation in activities at the release site :

Required profile :

Terms of volunteers mission :

At the volunteer’s expenses :

If you are interested, please, complete the formulary and return this form to