The place with the highest number of primate species on the entire African continent is an ancient rainforest in South-Eastern Nigeria. CERCOPAN strives to conserve this forest and to protect its monkeys because both are highly threatened. For effective results, we provide education and practical options for the local communities so that their dependence on the forests becomes sustainable rather than destructive. While hunting threats remain, we provide sanctuary and individual care for orphan monkeys, progressing through their rehabilitation to reintroduction, in suitable cases, into the forest we protect.
Below: Left: Mona Monkey Mottie on arrival at CERCOPAN, Right: Mottie after three months of care
CERCOPAN is a UK registered environmental conservation charity and a founding member of the PAN African Sanctuaries alliance (PASA) a US 501 (c) Charitable organisation. We have offices in the UK and Nigeria.