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Western Chimpanzee Action Plan informational pamphlets available

The WCAP Implementation Committee and the ARCC Task Force created a series of pamphlets in French and English to draw attention to important issues in western chimpanzee conservation. These are great documents to share with all stakeholders, and are ready for print! Click here to download the pamphlet on Private Industry in Western chimpanzee habitats (EN | FR), Protecting chimpanzee diversity (EN | FR), Strengthening Legal Frameworks for Chimpanzee Protection (EN), Great Ape Disease Risk Mitigation for Industrial Development Projects (EN | FR | ZH | DH), and the WCAP Implementation Committee (EN | FR) . For higher quality, printer-press versions, please contact the Regional Coordinator.

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End of the Year report

Year 2023 was a year full of activities for our community. We’ve summarized many of these initiatives in an End of the Year Report. You can access the report at the following links:


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The WCAP newsletter

Our series of bimonthly newsletters has started! These newsletters offer  insights into ongoing projects, updates on conservation activities concerning western chimpanzees, and contact information for key individuals. Don't miss out—be sure to subscribe!

In case you missed a newsletter, simply explore our archive featuring all past editions.

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