Protecting biodiversity in Guinea with local populations
For over 20 years, the Chimpanzee Conservation Center (CCC) has been the keystone of environmental protection around the High Niger National Park (HNNP). Starting as a chimpanzee’s sanctuary, the CCC has grown since its creation, slowly increasing its reach to ensure the protection of the wild population of chimpanzees and others animals inhabiting the HNNP (one of the only two National Parks in Guinea).
With this project, the CCC aims to continue to work with the communities around the park to cover the three main areas of conservation (education, community development and law reinforcement). The CCC will improve its education program, expand its community development projects (implementing more and more complex alternative livelihoods) and keep working with the local authorities to ensure the protection of the park.
Thanks to the support of the Van Tienhoven Foundation, the CCC will be able to help local authorities and communities to protect one of the last chimpanzee’s havens in the world.