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PASA Targets Euro Allies With 2011 Management Workshop in U.K.
PASA will venture out of Africa to engage European experts, advisors and supporters when it stages the PASA 2011 Management Workshop from May 2-6 in Kent, England; key agenda items will include illegal trade, reintroduction, strategic partnerships, and crisis response.
JACK Sanctuary Moves from Tragedy to PASA Membership
The JACK sanctuary overcame a tragic fire in 2006 to build one of the most effective chimpanzee conservation and confiscation programs in central Africa. It becomes the third PASA member in the Democratic Republic of Congo, joining Lola ya Bonobo and the Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Centre.
Uganda Set to Host PASA 2011 Veterinary Workshop
Primate health experts from African, North America and Europe will take part in the PASA 2011 Veterinary Workshop, which will be held November 14-18 in Uganda.
Ugandan Educator Travels Far and Wide to Earn IPS Award
Silver Birungi of the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda is the fifth consecutive PASA delegate to win the IPS Education Award.
Wild Chimpanzees in Sierra Leone Found to be Double Previous Estimates
An estimated 4,000 endangered Western chimpanzees are believed to exist in the forests of Sierra Leone, double the previous estimates, following the two-year survey project undertaken by the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
PASA Mourns Tragic Death of Cameroon Sanctuary Director
Colonel Avi Sivan helped make the Ape Action Africa sanctuary in Cameroon a first-rate rehabilitation facility for chimpanzees, gorillas and other endagered primates. He died in a helicopter crash on November 23.
Chimpanzee Birth Boosts Reintroduction Program in Guinea
Lottie (pictured above) gave birth Nov. 18 after being reintroduced to the wild in Guinea 16 months ago by the Centre de Conservation pour Chimpanzes (CCC).
The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance
The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) is the unified voice of the rehabilitation centers in Africa that care for thousands of orphaned chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, drills and other endangered primates.
Guinean’s Bravery Earns Disney Conservation Hero Award for 2010
Kenda Diallo of the Centre de Conservation pour Chimpanzes (CCC) sanctuary in Guinea is the fourth consecutive PASA nominaee to win the Disney Conservation Hero award, which is designed to "recognize local people who make significant contributions to conservation in their communities."
We’ve been very busy here at PASA lately...
We held two workshops already this year –the 10th annual veterinary and conservation education/community engagement workshop. PASA provides this advanced training to its 22 member sanctuaries annually to promote veterinary and conservation education, empower local sanctuary staff with professional skills, and enable all of our member sanctuaries to share and benefit from each other’s experiences.