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02May

The Illegal Wildlife Trade: A Threat to Conservation and Wildlife Protection

By Daniella Samura, Communication Officer Tacugama Community Outreach Program (TCOP) “We all have a responsibility to protect endangered species, both for their sake and for the sake of our own future generations.” (Loretta Lynch, the former United States Attorney General) Wildlife species are the building blocks of Earth’s life-support systems providing us with water, food, fuel and medicines. Sadly, one-third of all animals...

29Mar

Women’s History Month

By Haja Isatu Bah (Media and Development Coordinator) “The environment, after all, is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest. It is one thing that all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become.” Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Primatologist. As we conclude the celebrations of women’s...

13Feb

The Face of “Babu” and Other Wildlife on the New Salone Passport

Daniella Samura,  Communication Officer Tacugama Community Outreach Program (TCOP) Sierra Leone is a small and beautiful country located on the West Coast of Africa. Its beautiful mountains along the peninsular which resemble a sleeping lion earned it the name “Lion Mountain”. Ironically, many Sierra Leoneans haven’t seen a lion in Sierra Leone. Notwithstanding, Sierra Leone is blessed with a lot of flora...

27Dec

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary 2022: More than a Sanctuary

Daniella Samura,  Communication Officer Tacugama Community Outreach Program (TCOP) The Management and Staff of Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary (TCS) want to use this opportunity to wish you all compliments of the season. 2022 has been a milestone year for us at TCS. We saw the launching of the Chimpanzee National Animal Awareness and Protection Campaign (CNAAPC) in May 2022. This campaign helped us...

09Dec

Tacugama works with Communities to Protect Wildlife and the Environment

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary (TCS) has been protecting wildlife in Sierra Leone since 1995. The Tacugama Community Outreach Program (TCOP) targets communities living in close proximity to known chimpanzee populations, and it is currently working in seven (7) districts in Sierra Leone. The districts are: Moyamba, Pujehun, Bombali, Tonkolili, Falaba, Koinadugu and Western Area. TCOP is also working with over one...