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Abraham Foundation

Abraham Foundation

The Abraham Foundation [link] is dedicated to the protection and conservation of endangered species and it’s one of our regular partners. The grant of $ 5,000 that the foundation has allocated to replace the engine of our boat broke down is a great news. During the rainy season, navigation on the River Niger is the only way to go into the Park.

Tribute to Bettina Sallé

Tribute to Bettina Sallé

The purpose of this Project Primate film is to educate the public about some of the threats facing wild chimpanzees: poaching, and habitat loss due to mining, road construction, oil drilling and the lumber trade. Project Primate has worked with the Centre de Conservation pour Chimpanzés (CCC) since 2005, and since then the CCC has reintroduced sixteen adult chimpanzees back into their natural habitat in the heart of the Upper Niger National Park during two releases, the first in 2008…

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Fire season

Fire season

Since last Tuesday bushfires threat Somoria. The CCC team fights these fires in order to protect chimpanzees’ enclosure camps and trainers / volunteers. The fires are caused by poachers at Bakaria area, near the release site at 13:00. The CCC team has lit firewalls, but fires came again wednesday behind the village somoria. Having managed to block, our teams on the field have decided to make a bigger firewall on the other side of the road of Sidakoro. The fire…

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Some news from Somoria

Some news from Somoria

Leonie and N’dama spend their days, and nights, together. They are very good friends which will be a great asset for both of them when they’ll be integrated with the nursery group, where Sam and Bailo are (they arrived at the same time as N’dama).

Charlotte

Charlotte

Charlotte is a 13 years old female, who was rescued by the CCC 10 years ago. She was confiscated near a bauxite mining site, near Boké, close to the Guinea-Bissao border. Charlotte is a small chimp but a very strong character! She was in the adult group (Ced’s group) but she decided lately that she wanted to see the younger males of the teens group! As she is small, it’s really easy for her to go through the enclosure and…

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News from the bush

News from the bush

Sam and Baïlo were succesfully integrated with Tango, Tya and Labé. Everything is doing very well for them! N’dama and Léonie stay together for the moment as they are much too young to be part of this group. We will post soon some photos !

Thank you IPPL!

Thank you IPPL!

We would like to warmly thank IPPL for their support for 2013! Their grant will help us to cover for our essential local team’s salaries in 2013. IPPL has supported us for several years now and we are                                          very thankful to have such a great organization by our side!