News 2020

January
January

We start 2020 by introducing Yellow, a white-naped mangabey orphan from the bushmeat trade, who was confiscated in 2019 and has now successfully integrated into a group at the EPBC.

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February
February

WAPCA says goodbye to intern Annette, as she heads to the Cayman Island to study iguanas. Limited intern opportunities are available at WAPCA so do get in touch.

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March
March

The CREMA opened their first organic coconut processing centre. See Projects for more info.

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April
April

WAPCA is investigating options for coconut shell waste. One option is to build a reactor to convert to charcoal. This creates an additional income, and reduces the need to enter the forest for firewood.

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May
May

Due to Covid, meetings have been restricted however we were able to have a meeting with our colleagues in Cote d'Ivoire via Skype to discuss the transboundary activities.

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June
June

Vivian Nuho has been appointed Vice Chair of the WAPCA Ghana Board

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July
July

New baby at the EPBC. Mum Chaachele and Dad Kweku welcomed a boy. The mangabeys are part of a global breeding programme to maintain a reserve population.

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August
August

Thanks to the generosity of our members, we have been able to purchase a new vehicle.

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September
September

WAPCA has gone LIVE! We are hosting a local monthly radio programme on West FM, discussing all things conservation!

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October
October

Yaw travels from Kumasi to join Ivy & Mama as the new breeding male, after sadly Annan passed away

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November
November

WAPCA Research Group welcomes Seda Kavlak from the City University of Applied Science in Bremen. Seda is at the Forested Enclosure looking at species adaption and diet preference.

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December
December

Equipment to make coconut oil has arrived at the Centre

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