Centre de Rehabilitation des Primates de Lwiro (CRPL)
Location: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Support started: 2013
Species: African apes and monkeys
Mission: Work to provide the best possible care for orphaned primates in the Democratic Republic of Congo, while working to ensure their protection in the wild.
Donating: Our donations go towards the purchase of food to feed the apes and monkeys at the Lwiro sanctuary.
The Centre de Rehabilitation des Primates de Lwiro (CRPL) is a Pan African Sanctuary Alliance accredited primate sanctuary for chimpanzees and monkeys, located just outside the border of Parc National de Kahuzi Biega (PNKB). As the only sanctuary in the region, they play a crucial role in supporting conservation measures in the Parc and the eastern DRC.
CRPL are also supporting the local community by injecting more than $4000 per month into the community, by purchasing food for all their animals and workers from local markets, and by providing long-term job positions for 48 local workers.
The LPRC is currently home to 123 chimpanzees, 110 monkeys of 16 different species and 46 grey parrots (110 have been released the last two years).
Our assistance will help us ensure the welfare of the primates, through a quality diet, medical care and appropriate environment to develop their natural skills; by helping provide high quality alimentation for the primates in their care. About 4 tonnes of food is bought every week from local farmers around Lwiro.
AFTW will contribute – £360/week for five weeks towards potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, beans, corn, onion, avocados and bananas. AFTW will contribute – £ 520/week for six weeks towards different types of flours: corn farina, soya farina and sorghum farina to make the pap that completes every night primates’ diet, avocados, mangoes and pineapples
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