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Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 12255178

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12255178) - West African chimpanzee - Awarded $12,000 on January 14, 2013

The mission of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF) is to enhance the survival of the remaining wild chimpanzee populations and their habitat, the tropical rain forest, throughout tropical Africa. We hope to reach this goal for 20-25’000 chimpanzees in the 17 countries in which they still exist in fairly intact habitat and to cover thereby the behavioral diversity of the species, still widely unknown today. WCF has always set its priorities where wild chimpanzee populations and their forested habitat are being threatened. WCF combines environmental education and sensitization of the local human population with improved law enforcement through strategic bio-monitoring, regular evaluation of conservation activities, and strong capacity building of local forces. All WCF’s conservation activities are based on knowledge gained by decades of scientific research on great apes by the WCF-president and many of his collaborators. Historically, WCF was created by Prof Christophe Boesch after having spent 20 years studying chimpanzees and witnessing their decline in numbers and the degradation of their habitat. Activities were first carried out in Côte d’Ivoire and since then conservation efforts have been brought to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The WCF is a non-profit tax-exempt organization, registered in Geneva Switzerland in October 2000 under CH-660-2177000-7.

Project 12255178 location - Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Africa