Animals
 Senegal
Project #10140

Conserving Senegal's Chimpanzees through Education

by Neighbor Ape
Vetted
Jul 8, 2013

Education and Chimpanzee Conservation in Senegal

Orphan chimp Toto take a trip to the "wild"
Orphan chimp Toto take a trip to the "wild"

The school year is winding down in Senegal, and all of our sponsored students did great! Katherine & Natalie are going to continue high school in Tambacounda, and Allamouta has 3 years left in high school in Kedougou.  Alex and Nadej are continuing elementary and middle school in Kedougou, respectively.  The big news is that Anna has finished her nursing degree! We wish her the best of luck in the future and will keep you updated on her career!

The dormitory we are helping build in Kedougou in conjunction with the OBRAR organization is moving along and should be ready for the next school year.  There are more Beudick children interested in attending than ever before.  One of the sleeping quarters is built, and the well is functional while lavatory facilities are underway.  Ultimately, there will be a boys' and a girl's sleeping quarters, sleeping quarters for the house mother or guardian, a kitchen/dining hall, and lavatory facilities in addition to a well.  

In chimpanzee news, orphan Toto is doing well and well ahead of his peers in terms of size! He is adept at climbing as well as walking, though a chimp his age wouldn't be walking as much as he does. He visited "the bush" just this morning and had a wonderful time - so much so that he took a 45-minute nap after lunch.  

We continue to fund eco-rangers at the sites of Angafou, Lande and Bandafassi. The mineral mining industry is currently the biggest threat to chimpanzees in Senegal both on a corporate and an artisanal scale. We are hoping to work with miners to ensure that the biodiversity of Senegal continues to thrive and to protect the relatively few chimpanzees that live in this northernmost country of the chimpanzee range. 

Nursing student Anna (2nd from L) & N.A. folks!
Nursing student Anna (2nd from L) & N.A. folks!

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Neighbor Ape

Location: Ames, Iowa - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.savannachimp.blogspot.com
Project Leader:
Jill Pruetz
Ames, IA United States
$10,535 raised of $11,975 goal
 
311 donations
$1,440 to go
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