Meet New Ambassador – Hannah Van De Loo

This month we were delighted to accept a new ambassador to our growing team. Here’s a short introduction from Hannah: My name’s Hannah Van De Loo and I’m a Primate Keeper at Twycross Zoo in the UK. I have been working with Primates for nearly 3 years and have loved every minute of it. My more »

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Monkey Puzzles

Someone once said that a person’s universe divides into halves: The bright and noisy half in front of the eyes in which are things like food and shelter and the world, and the darkness behind the eyes in which dwell such things as love, fear, interest and boredom. As an animal’s intelligence increases, so does its more »

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A Big Thank you to Phoenix Zoo!

We are delighted to announce we have received a Phoenix Zoo Conservation & Science Grant that will help us in the next stage of our Reintroduction of threatened Mona Guenon into our Rhoko Rainforest Protected Area. With Phoenix Zoo support we shall enhance the three semi-wild enclosures we have in the rainforest, containing separate groups more »

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Hunting…for parasites!

One of the first things I wanted to do on arrival at CERCOPAN, was to survey the numbers and types of parasites being carried by the monkeys. This allows the formation of a baseline, so that we can compare the results before and after any future changes, such as improvements in food or enclosure hygiene. more »

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CERCOPAN HQ Receives Important Nigerian Guests

Last week we received some very distinguished guests at our Calabar sanctuary: a party of officials from Akwa Ibom and the cities of Lagos and Abuja. The party were visiting the Cross River State Governor, His Excellency Senator Liyel Imoke, for a weekend-long series of meetings. While the Governor was busy with preparations and his more »

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Annual Thanks

At the start of the new year, we would like to give a massive thank-you to all of our supporters from the past year. Without the help from both individuals and grant funders CERCOPAN could not have achieved everything that it has to date – eliminating the awful suffering of monkeys in captive conditions due more »

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Support that Counts

This month saw the completion of two key 2013 grants that we received. They have contributed hugely to our success in protecting the endangered Nigerian rainforest that remains, and in our discovering more about the wildlife living within it! Prins Bernhard Natuurfonds, and Rufford Small Grants (along with additional grant funds throughout 2013) enabled 24/7 more »

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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 more »

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Iko Esai Headteacher Publishes Book on Ecotourism

December saw the launch of a book on Ecotourism by Iko Esai Secondary School Headteacher Mr Hanns. The book, aimed at secondary school level students outlines how communities can benefit from Ecotourism, whilst protecting their wildlife and natural resources for future generations. It includes a number of case studies, including CERCOPAN’s project in Rhoko, and more »

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Cross River State holds first ‘Green Ball’

Each year, Calabar is the centre of Christmas in Africa – with a month of daily events including the continent’s largest street carnival. As part of the State’s growing environmental commitment, this year a ‘Green’ Ball was added to the busy line-up. It is hoped that the ball will become an annual, environmental event, to raise more »

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