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.

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.

March
March

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

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.

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.

June
June

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

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.

August
August

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

September
September

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

October
October

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

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.

December
December

Equipment to make coconut oil has arrived at the Centre