Sierra Leone Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Programme
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Community Development

Tacugama plays an important role in ongoing development projects in our surrounding communities. In 2006 the Sanctuary built and supplied a basic library for Regent Primary School & with the support of Aviance (Gatwick Airport Ground Staff) & Kevin McPhilips Foundation we are proud to distribute clothing, footwear, books & various relief items to communities in need on a continual basis.

Tacugama maintains its commitment to building a stronger Sierra Leone through skills training programmes & job creation. In 2003 a tree planting nursery and town bakery were constructed in the village of Regent. Seedlings & working tools were also provided to local farmers to support the regions burgeoning agricultural industry.

Ultimately, Tacugama holds environmental education & sensitization as a central tenant of its mandate. As part of our outreach programme our staff & volunteers visit schools & community centers to present workshops on habitat conservation and environmental awareness. We have also recently teamed up with the Jane Goodall Institute to implement a joint Sierra Leone-Guinea public awareness campaign to fight the poaching of chimpanzees in the region.

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By following wild chimps through the forests, scientists discovered that chimps use medicinal plants to treat and protect themselves from illness and injury.

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Last Updated: January 16, 2008 at 16:20 EST