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Great Ape Trust awards $127,000 for international conservation efforts
Date:10/31/2007

behavior of chimpanzees in Ugandas Kibale National Park.

  • Kaburala Natural History Museum $7,245 Funded the first natural history museum of its kind in Uganda, located in the Kaburala trading center near Kibale National Park and a second museum in the village of Sebitoli.

  • Nyungwe Forest Conservation Project $5,000 Purchased more than 1,500 energy-efficient wood stoves for families in Rwanda. The stoves reduce demand on wood from rain forest.

  • Wild Chimpanzee Foundation $7,400 Supported public education programs about West African chimpanzees in Ivory Coasts Banco National Park.

Gorillas

  • Cross River Gorilla Rangers $10,000 Provided salaries for two teams of seven gorilla rangers to implement patrols in Cameroon and Nigeria.

Golden Lion Tamarins

  • Golden Lion Tamarin Association $5,000 Supported the Associations geoprocessing laboratory which maps land tracts that might be converted into private nature reserves.

Great Ape Sanctuaries

  • Sanctuary Capacity Study $500 Helped fund a study to predict the number of great ape orphans that range country sanctuaries might have to accommodate in the next 50 years.

  • Chimpanzee Conservation Center $5,000 Great Ape Trust assisted in the purchase of a vehicle for use in reintroduction efforts of chimpanzees in Guinea.

  • Lola ya Bonobo $6,000 Supported operational costs of a bonobo orphanage and sanctuary near Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Great Ape Trust Campus

  • Trumpeter Swan Reintroduction $4,000 Installation of an electric bubbler to maintain open water for a pair of trumpeter swans released by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Partner Organizations

  • Species Survival Commission of the World C
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Contact: Al Setka
asetka@greatapetrust.org
515-243-3580
Great Ape Trust of Iowa  
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