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Project Report | Oct 6, 2015
Can Educating Children in Cameroon Protect Apes?

By Gregg Tully | Executive Director

Please give at http://www.pasaprimates.org/donate
Please give at http://www.pasaprimates.org/donate

Dear Friends,

I’m excited to tell you about a new project to bring wildlife conservation to every student in Cameroon, as well as a conference PASA will hold to empower primate sanctuaries across Africa and presentations in the U.S. by founders and directors of African sanctuaries. Thank you for making it all possible through your generous support.


Project to Add Conservation Education to Cameroon’s National Education Curriculum
 
PASA (the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance) recently held a workshop in collaboration with Cameroon’s three PASA member sanctuaries: Ape Action Africa, Limbe Wildlife Centre, and Sanaga-Yong Rescue Center. The workshop participants agreed that the greatest threat to Cameroon’s great apes is human intrusion into primate habitat and the resulting brutal killings and capture of the animals. These sanctuaries conduct community engagement programs that produce long-term improvements in the welfare of primates in their local areas but they don’t have the resources needed to expand this work to a national scale.

The key outcome of the workshop was a plan to add wildlife conservation to Cameroon’s national education curriculum, to educate every student in the country and produce an important and long-lasting shift in the thinking of the people of Cameroon. PASA and the sanctuaries intend to conduct a fairly short-term project with very a long-lasting and widespread impact: every student in Cameroon will have a better appreciation of wildlife. The program will have a vital role in preventing the extinction of Cameroon’s great apes.

Protect great apes by helping to make this important project a reality. To learn more about this and other programs for Africa’s primates, please visit PASA's website at http://www.pasaprimates.org!

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PASA Empowers Primate Sanctuaries across Africa

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance will continue its longstanding tradition of bringing together the leaders of primate sanctuaries across Africa by holding a Strategic Development Conference in November in Nairobi, Kenya. The main goal of the conference is to help the sanctuaries build their capacity to provide high quality care for primates and expand their conservation programs. Directors and managers of more than 20 of PASA’s member sanctuaries will discuss the challenges they face, share ideas for overcoming them, and talk about how PASA can maximize its impact for the sanctuaries.
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Meet the Founders and Directors of African Sanctuaries!
    
Directors and founders of PASA member sanctuaries often travel the world to raise awareness about their sanctuaries’ work to protect primates, in addition to their many other responsibilities.

Bala Amarasekaran, founder and director of the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone, will give a lecture titled “Light at the End of the Tunnel… Surviving the Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone” in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Please attend his fascinating and heartfelt presentation which will be on Thursday, October 8 at 6:30 pm at the Clintonville Women’s Club courtesy of the Columbus Zoo, and will be followed by a reception and silent auction to benefit the sanctuary. If you would like to attend, please RSVP at https://give.columbuszoo.org/RSVP.

    
Rachel Hogan, director of Ape Action Africa in Cameroon, will give a presentation at the San Francisco Zoo on Saturday, October 17 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm titled “My Life with Gorillas.” If you’re in the Bay Area, come meet Rachel and hear her stories about hand-raising days-old orphan gorillas and working on the front lines of gorilla conservation. Admission is free. For more information, contact the San Francisco Zoo at www.sfzoo.org or call +1 415-753-7073.
    
Claudine Andre is the founder of Lola Ya Bonobo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the world’s only sanctuary for orphaned bonobos. She will give a presentation about the successes of Lola Ya Bonobo and the roles of sanctuaries in conservation at the ZACC Conference in Denver, Colorado, USA on Wednesday, October 14. ZACC (Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation), which builds connections between zoos and aquariums and conservation worldwide, will be from October 12 to 16 at the Renaissance Denver Hotel. Read more about ZACC and register online at http://denverzoo.org/ZACC.

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The Apes and Monkeys Need Your Help!
   
PASA’s vital work to protect primates from extinction and support sanctuaries in Africa is only possible because of you. Please read more about the vital work to rescue apes and monkeys from bushmeat hunters and wildlife smugglers, give them lifelong loving care, and work to put an end to the illegal wildlife trade. Visit http://www.pasaprimates.org.

All best wishes,
Gregg Tully
Executive Director
Pan African Sanctuary Alliance


About PASA:
The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) is a unique collaboration of African primate sanctuaries, communities, governments, and global experts. PASA includes 22 sanctuaries in 12 countries across Africa which secure a future for Africa’s primates and their habitat by rescuing and caring for orphaned apes and monkeys, working to stop the illegal trade in wildlife, promoting the conservation of wild primates, educating the public, and empowering communities.

Africa's primates desperately need your help
Africa's primates desperately need your help
The sanctuary staff from Cameroon
The sanctuary staff from Cameroon

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Beaverton , Oregon United States

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