Last January, our colla­bo­ra­tor Núria Badie­lla, who is also the research and edu­ca­tion coor­di­na­tor of the West Afri­can Pri­ma­te Con­ser­va­tion Action (WAPCA) in Gha­na, tra­ve­led to that country after the holi­day period to resu­me her work on the Afri­can con­ti­nent and carried 16.7 kg of equip­ment for the care­gi­vers at the cen­ter mana­ged by the men­tio­ned NGO.

WAPCA is an NGO that works in Gha­na and Ivory Coast to pre­ser­ve the threa­te­ned pri­ma­te spe­cies living in West Afri­ca, through an inte­gra­ted approach to spe­cies con­ser­va­tion that inclu­des the par­ti­ci­pa­tion of all sta­kehol­ders in spe­cies conservation.

WAPCA pro­tects the­se spe­cies through edu­ca­tion, research, com­mu­nity empo­wer­ment, and bree­ding pri­ma­tes in spe­cial reser­ves. The Hei­del­berg Zoo in Ger­many foun­ded it, and other Euro­pean ins­ti­tu­tions sup­port it, inclu­ding the Bar­ce­lo­na Zoo, from which one of the spe­cies pre­sent in WAPCA, the whi­te-crow­ned man­ga­bey, is coor­di­na­ted at the Euro­pean level.

SOS Pri­ma­tes mana­ges the ship­ment of work mate­rials dona­ted by the Bar­ce­lo­na Zoo, which dona­tes used uni­forms to wild­li­fe reha­bi­li­ta­tion cen­ters. In the pho­tos, you can see wor­kers wea­ring uni­forms per­for­ming tasks such as clea­ning and main­tai­ning the pri­ma­te facilities.
Many thanks to all tho­se invol­ved (the Bar­ce­lo­na Zoo, WAPCA) and espe­cially to the SOS Pri­ma­tes volun­teers who help the pri­ma­tes selflessly.
If you tra­vel to any of the coun­tries with pri­ma­te or other ani­mal cen­ters, do not hesi­ta­te to con­tact us to orga­ni­ze a ship­ment on your trip. If you want to know more about this pro­ject and colla­bo­ra­te, you can wri­te to