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URGENT: Seeking two volunteers for the Chimpanzee Conservation Center

URGENT: Seeking two volunteers for the Chimpanzee Conservation Center

We are looking for two volunteers to come and help us Chimpanzee Conservation Centre as soon as possible. The positions are available before mid-March. Volunteers help the team of local trainers in all tasks: supervising a group of young chimpanzees on daily excursions in the bush, enrichment for other groups of chimpanzees, maintaining our camp, and monitoring our released group of chimpanzees. We are looking for motivated people who can work as part of a team in the middle of…

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Don’t miss Lissa on the 4th of June in Seattle!

Don’t miss Lissa on the 4th of June in Seattle!

Lissa Ongman is a local Seattleite who started working with the Centre de Conservation pour Chimpanze (CCC) in 2003.  Since her first trip to Guinea she has ventured back on three separate occasions, including helping with the release of 12 chimpanzees into the national park in 2008.   Lissa also worked with captive chimpanzees at the Wildlife Waystation in California where she created an enrichment program for approximately 100 primates, including 54 chimpanzees.  In 2008, after her third trip to Guinea,…

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Yes!!!

Yes!!!

The surgery is done, everything went well! we are very relieved! The surgeon had to clean the abscess, he removed a peace of infected skull and found a piece of a bullet…Now, with an antibiotic treatment of several days, everything should go back to normal for Leonie! Thanks to everybody to make this possible, to give a second chance to Leonie! And a huge thank you to the surgeon!

The big day is very soon for Leonie!

The big day is very soon for Leonie!

Estelle, with the TV crew and the neurosurgeon, arrived safely in Faranah. They have finished the shopping at the moment, with the CCC team, who comes every WE to buy supplies. Karl, the surgeon, also saw one of our worker’ mum who suffers from a respiratory infection. Estelle bought her a treatment. Then, the team has taken the road to go to the sanctuary. Leonie is apparently doing very well, which is really good news for the surgery: she will…

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Thank you Lindsay!

Thank you Lindsay!

As every year, Lindsay, who volunteered at the CCC in 2006, will run for the chimps. Here is her message: “It’s….SEPTEMBER! The start of my favorite month and the start of my fundraiser for the Chimpanzee Conservation Center in Guinea, West Africa. On September 30th, I will run 31 miles through the woods to raise much needed funds. Come on! They’re chimps! How can you resist?“ You can support her by donating here: ACTIVE GIVING WEBSITE Thanks a million Lindsay!

Excellent news for Leonie!

Excellent news for Leonie!

We have a great news to share with you! Thanks to Mr. Arnaud Bennett, director of the PAL, a partner to the CCC, we got in touch with Dr. Karl Champeaux, a neurosurgeon currently working in the hospital in Strasbourg, France, who’s agreed to come to the CCC to operate our little Leonie’s head abscess at the end of September. Léonie was confiscated by the Guinean authorities in Kindia, Guinea from a Guinean military who’s bought her from a Sierra-Leonian…

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Labé

Labé

Here is our latest rescued chimp, Labé. She is about 2.5 years old and she arrived at the CCC on the 1st of July 2012. She was confiscated in Conakry by Charlotte Houpline, the director of GALF (Guinée – Applications de la Loi sur la Faune) in collaboration with the Guinean authorities. Labé comes from the town of Labé in the Fouta Djallon area. Labé was meant to be gifted to a big drug dealer. Fortunately the young guy who…

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