Did you get a new phone for Christmas? WAPCA will happily take your old one for our field work!
Our new Community Rainforest Monitoring Team! Community members have been trained to monitor the Cape Three Point Forest, noting any primates and reporting any illegal activities to the authorities.
We welcome a new baby in March at the Forested Enclosure. Tamanja was born to parents Afua Marie and Nuba.
Thank you so much Wildlife Vets International and artist Angela raising an amazing £350 for a clinical bag for the Endangered Primate Breeding Centre.
Challenges Ghana run their 5th and final capacity building training session. The training has positioned the community organisation to manage their finances, conservation action and operational needs to ensure sustainability beyond external support and be completely independent. Here the community members, WAPCA and partner Noe have a round table discussion on lessons learnt.
As part of the EAZA Ex-situ Program, WAPCA welcomed Kate, a female white-naped mangabey originally from Landau Zoo. Kate was met with a warm welcome by all staff at the Endangered Primate Breeding Center in Accra Zoo. Kate is Ape's great granddaughter.
The Red Colobus Action Plan was published. Ghana could have still have populations of Miss Waldron’s Colobus, but sadly it has not been seen for a long time. It is hoped this Action Plan will raise funds and attention to determine its true status.
This year, WAPCA and fringe communities of the Cape Three Point Forest Reserve celebrated Managabey Awareness Day in a grand style. Activities included inter-community football match, inter-community conservation quiz, clean-up exercise for kids, drama performance by Nsemaba basic school kids amongst others. Akatakyi community won the football match whiles Seremawu won the conservation quiz.
WAPCA is grateful to Premier Steel for their paint donation which would be used to paint our primate enclosures.
WAPCA is excited to have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Environment and Sustainable Development represented by Prof. Edward Wiafe. This MoU is part of our objective to conduct primate surveys across the historical ranges in Ghana to increase knowledge and understanding of the status of primates in Ghana and highlight areas of conservation need.
Ex-situ Coordinator Foster attended the 5th Africa Animal Welfare Conference in Accra
WAPCA started its survey at the Kalapka Reserve in partnership with the Kalapka Club and Wildlife Division, funded by Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation.