Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary would like to invite you to become a Tacugama Corporate Sponsor.
Becoming involved in this programme will have the following direct benefits for your organization:
You will be taking an active step towards helping the recovery of endangered wildlife and natural resources in Sierra Leone.
Your organisation’s image will be enhanced by actively demonstrating your corporate social responsibility.
You will have complimentary access to Tacugama’s facilities, as detailed in our agreement with you.
Tacugama was established in 1995 to support the government with law enforcement by caring for confiscated and abandoned chimpanzees. For more than 20 years Tacugama has moved beyond this primary objective, understanding that working with and developing the local communities is crucial to the protection of the wild population and the surrounding environment. It is illegal in Sierra Leone to hunt, capture or kill chimpanzees. The major threats to wild chimpanzee populations include habitat destruction, the bushmeat trade, human-chimpanzee conflict and the pet trade. In order to address and reduce these threats Tacugama works with communities to develop sustainable solutions that the corporate sponsorship funding helps to implement.
Your corporate sponsorship support will go directly towards:
Rehabilitation and care of the chimpanzees at Tacugama.
Protection of the rapidly diminishing Western Area Peninsular National Park (WAPNP), a critical water catchment area for Freetown; continuing damage to the forest is already reducing water availability to Freetown and surrounding areas.
Environmental and conservation education at rural schools surrounding the WAPNP through the Tacugama Kids Environmental Education Programme and sensitization of people who visit the sanctuary.
Implementation of community conservation plans for locations identified as important for wild chimpanzees through the National Chimpanzee Census.
Demonstration and encouragement of tree planting to recover deforested areas surrounding the WAPNP through expanding the Tacugama Tree Nursery.
Promoting eco-tourism in Sierra Leone and developing the livelihoods of local artisans by promoting their crafts.
For more information on how your organisation can become involved then please contact us via phone or email, we look forward to hearing from you.