With the Covid-19 pandemic raging around the world and in Cameroon, we are currently facing the greatest threat ever encountered. Since primates are genetically close to humans, especially our 15 gorillas and 43 chimpanzees, it is very likely that infection with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 will be
fatal. To safeguard our 40 staff members and 455 animals, Pandrillus, who assists the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife in the management and financing of the Limbe Wildlife Centre, is setting up an Emergency Action Plan to respond to the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic. This involves 5 actions and 24 measures to achieve 12 objectives, with a total budget of $205,305 required for the next 9 months. However, because our incomes have dramatically dropped as a result of the global economical crisis, Pandrillus has only 37% of this amount secured. We need to raise the $128,400 remaining funds in the coming months.
Our goal is to face the pandemic and its consequences on health, economy, social and human wellbeing, while still pursuing our conservation efforts to the best of our ability, continuing to share success stories with the local and international community, by enforcing these 5 actions:
Action 1. PROTECTION & BIOSECURITY
Action 2. SECURING ANIMAL CARE STANDARDS
Action 3. SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES
Action 4. CONSERVATION & REHABILITATION
Action 5. EDUCATION & INSPIRATION