Fences To Forests 2011
The lush natural habitats on Tchibébé, Ngombé, and Tchindzoulou Islands offer some of the chimpanzees at Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center the opportunity of a better, more natural life. Over the years, Tchimpounga has seen a 34 percent increase in new arrivals in urgent need of the sanctuary and currently houses more than 150 orphaned or abused chimpanzees. That’s more than double the site’s original capacity. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, JGI has never—and will never—turn away a chimp in need. But the continuous influx of chimpanzees to the sanctuary has brought it to the brink of capacity and overcrowding. Here on the Islands of the Kouilou River comes an ideal and long-term solution—the creation of new forest enclosures where chimpanzees have sufficient space to roam freely in abundant lush forests where they can thrive … in a controlled, secure environment. We need your help to bring these chimpanzees one step closer to the lives they were meant to live.