Thank you Columbus Zoo and IPPL
We are delighted to announce that we have received grants from both Columbus Zoo and the International Primate Protection League (IPPL) to support the care and rehabilitation of the nearly 200 rescued monkeys housed in our sanctuary in Calabar and our Rhoko rainforest Research station. It is surprisingly difficult to raise funds to provide the nutritious and varied diet our animals need; and to maintain veterinary support and facilities. IPPL and Columbus Zoo not only help to fund these vital aspects of our work, but are also two of our longest-term supporters. We cannot thank them enough for their help over the years. Their support could not have arrived at a better time given that in January we will be joined by volunteers Isabelle Theyse, a highly experienced veterinary nurse, and Greg Dickens, a practising veterinarian. We have already used some of the Columbus funds to purchase urgently needed drugs and equipment from the UK that will arrive with Greg next week. We will keep you updated on Isabelle and Greg’s work at CERCOPAN in future editions of CERCONEWS.