This month, we welcomed Kim Nouwen, who replaces former volunteer Laetitia Coret as Calabar Sanctuary Manager. Kim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Husbandry and a Masters Degree in Animal Sciences from Wageningen University. She completed an internship at Monkey World and conducted research on the vocalisations of wild orangutans in Borneo, Indonesia. Kim’s main responsibilities will include the staff management in CERCOPAN’s rehabilitation centre in Calabar; maximising the welfare of our captive primates; and the financial administration of our programmes. We are excited to welcome Kim to our team, and look forward to working with her!
Sadly, it was also time to say Goodbye to Chris Hamley our Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) coordinator after he completed his one year long term volunteer contract . Chris has worked closely with our patrol rangers to improve their skills, contributed significantly to the Non Timber Forest Product database, and helped both Owai and Agoi Ibami to create land use management plans. We would like to thank Chris for all of his hard work and effort and wish the very best with his future adventures!
Would you like to volunteer with us? We currently have long-term vacancies available and would love to hear from you.