New Homes For Rare Monkeys!

£9,389 of £8,500 goal

Raised by 40 people in 17 months

The West African Primate Conservation Action (WAPCA) is a small NGO based in Ghana.  Its mission is to safeguard the future of two Critically Endangered primates - the Roloway monkey and the white-naped mangabey.  Part of our work is rescuing and rehabilitating pet trade victims, placing them into social and breeding groups and have, since its conception in 2001, created a genetically diverse captive population of white-naped mangabeys - the largest of its kind. 

The current Endangered Primate Breeding Centre was constructed in 2008 and in the ten years since it opened at Accra Zoo in the Achimota Forest, new improved enclosures have been added as the number of rescued and captive bred monkeys has increased.

To commemorate this anniversary, we would like to build new homes for some of our longest residents. The decade has worn and torn our original enclosures, and all our animals deserve the same high standard of care.

Captive breeding is an essential and integral part of primate conservation. Being critically endangered with their numbers down to the hundreds in the wild, captive animals provide a reserve population, which several generations down the line could yet be released back into the wild, a possibility we have already taken an initial step in with our forested enclosure in Kumasi ( www.wapca.org/forested ).

In the meantime, the primates in our care help educate both ourselves in terms of improving their well-being and environment, increasing their prospects of thriving when safely released; and to the people who visit about the remaining and all too rare species in Ghana.

The Achimota Forest already provides a fantastic habitat backdrop, where we can build new enclosures around existing trees and shrubbery, giving our monkeys a natural as well as safe home. We need £8500 to do this - here’s how you can help us help them.

Please note 100% of all funds raised will go to the construction of the enclosures.

NB If the top reward level is not donated by someone than everyone who has donated will have the chance to name the baby monkey by pulling names out of a hat!
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Congratulations LESLEY MCLLROY you are the winner! We look forward to announcing the name. Thank you once again to all of you that donated and made this important project possible.
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We've SMASHED it! Thank you so much to everyone that has donated we have reached our target and can now refurbish our enclosures!

We will now pick the lucky winner who will name our newest arrival!!

Thank you again SO much!!
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The highest individual donation received so far is thanks to my MUM!! Thank you Mum for your donation, I guess I can't be that bad a daughter ;-)

If you are sick of eating chocolate Easter eggs why not make a donation instead - can you push us over the £5000 mark??

Remember every single penny goes to the refurbishment of these enclosures which house CRITICALLY ENDANGERED monkeys! Your support is really appreciated.
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NEWS FLASH!! Rewards have changed!! Anyone who donates £10 or more will be entered into a draw to NAME THE BABY MONKEY! This draw will be done LIVE from the Centre, with Ape the baby's father helping with the draw (somehow?!). So THANK YOU to all that have donated BUT we still need to raise another £3883. Please, please consider a donation!
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