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HELP US FEED A CHIMPANZEE

Greetings!

The Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT) was established in 1998 to support the welfare of orphaned rescued Chimpanzees at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Lake Victoria. Today Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary cares for 48 orphaned chimpanzees.

The Sanctuary is facing a challenge of meeting the food expenses for the chimpanzees and this is due to the ever rising cost of food (with the national inflation rate at 30%), reduction in donations to the sanctuary, reduction in the number of visitors and increased number of chimps at the sanctuary.

This is therefore to humbly request for your support towards the food expenses for the chimpanzees being looked after at the sanctuary.

Your kind support will make a big difference in the lives of these orphaned chimpanzees.

Partners in the Welfare of Chimpanzees

 

Lilly Ajarova

Executive Director

     Feed a chimp for a day- $3.2

Feed a chimp for a month- $96

     Feed a chimp for a year- $1,152

     For more information on how your     donation can get to us send an email to

   [email protected]

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Thanking you in advance.

 

NGAMBA ISLAND PRIOTY LIST 2012

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Chimpanzee Children’s Christmas Carnival

With Christmas around the corner and holidays for children, it’s time to relax and have party time with family, but also to spare some little coins for nature conservation. CSWCT staff know this well , on 4th December 2011 we organized the “Chimpanzee Children’s Christmas Carnival “,at Sheraton Hotel Kampala .This was to raise funds for the chimpanzee  fence at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary as well as raise awareness of the plight of chimpanzees through the children. During this Christmas season we are calling upon all our supporters to join us in raising funds to renovate the fence at Ngamba Island. For more information on this you can contact us at [email protected]

some of the little ones with the pretty faces

some of the little ones with the pretty faces

The day started out with a heavy down pour in morning, getting whole team wet as they did final touches here and there.  By 1:00 pm, an overwhelming number of children had already turned up with each receiving their lunch package of hotdog, French fries and pack of juice as they were treated to dozens of laughter from comedy by the theatre factory. (A famous Ugandan comedy group that partnered with CSWCT to raise awareness about chimpanzees through comedy) .

Some of the most exciting moments included face painting as the little girls  got beautifully colored butterflies and flowers on their faces and the boys opted for dangerous looking clowns. The dancing competition saw a number of them win decoders from DSTV and Baby Gloria and Halima Namakula- children’s best musicians crowned it all with great performances.

The Minister of state for Fisheries Hon.Ruth Nankabirwa and Ms.Tinna Wamala the PR of Multi - Choice handing over awards to the best dancing children at the carnival

The Minister of state for Fisheries Hon.Ruth Nankabirwa and Ms.Tinna Wamala the PR of Multi - Choice handing over awards to the best dancing children at the carnival

In his speech, the General Manager of Sheraton, Chris said, “Sheraton will do everything possible to support CSWCT during the subsequent events. We declare that this is going to become annual event.”

CSWCT would like to appreciate all the sponsors that made this event a success.

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CSWCT team

Trapped Chimp Rescued

On 10th January a team from CSWCT, JGI, UWA & Budongo Conservation Field Station,  rescued an adult male chimp that had been caught in a mantrap. Thanks to a tip off from a ten year old boy, the team was able to trail the group of chimps with the injured individual.After  laying in wait for two days the chimp was finally spotted in Mparangasi; a forest in Hoima. The chimp was darted, giving the team a chance to release his arm from the mantrap had he had carried  around for five days. As soon as he woke up, he retreated to a nearby shrub