New Protected Area Manager receives warm welcome in Rhoko

Our new Protected Area Manager, Richard Mundy, travelled to Rhoko in early April where he will be stationed to run our forest conservation activities.  Nicky formally presented Richard to the Iko Esai Chiefs’ Council in the house of Clan Head, Chief Etan. Richard explained to all those present that he was very pleased to be more »

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Mangabey satellite enclosure construction completed at Rhoko

Using grant funding  from the International Primatological Society (IPS), we spent the first months of this year renovating the 3 enclosure and tunnel satellite system at Rhoko Forest. The satellites, situated adjacent to our main 1-hectare open-topped Red-capped managbey enclosure, are used to separate sick or old animals from the group to provide special care. more »

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It never rains, but it pours!

 Life in Nigeria can be very strange at times. In April we found ourselves lacking water and then having way too much in very quick succession! For a total of 16 days we  had no access to running water at all. Although we have large containers to store water for periods of ‘drought’, these were unable more »

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Thank you International Primatological Society!

We have just received the fantastic news that for the sixth year in a row, CERCOPAN has been awarded a Captive Care grant from International Primatological Society (IPS). Between Calabar and Rhoko, CERCOPAN houses 172 primates of six species in various stages of rehabilitation, rescued from the bushmeat trade. CERCOPAN has been running the primate more »

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New arrival orphan Putty-nosed guenon, Eja

This month, an orphan male putty-nosed guenon, named Eja was surrendered to CERCOPAN. After Eja’s mother was killed for bushmeat, he was taken in and cared for by the brother of one of the hunters. He spent 6 weeks living with the man’s family, including small children. Recognising that little Eja needed specialist care in more »

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CERCOPAN seeking new Deputy Director /Director

CERCOPAN is currently recruiting a Deputy Director, who after successful completion of a 12 month probation period, will assume the role of Director. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees (UK) and is responsible for the overall operational and strategic management of the organization, which includes programmes in primate rehabilitation and reintroduction, research, environmental more »

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