Limbe Wildlife Centre: July 2020

We are extremely proud and happy with our achievements this month. After more than 10 months of hard work at the Limbe Wildlife Centre, we have made a great step to further bridge the gap between animal welfare and conservation actions by inaugurating the first soft-release of endangered African grey parrot in Cameroon’s history.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | PROJECT MANAGER

Inaugurating the national rescue, rehabilitation and release programme (N3RP) for the endangered African grey parrots

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are extremely proud and happy with our achievements this month. After more than 10 months of hard work at the Limbe Wildlife Centre, we have made a great step to further bridge the gap between animal welfare and conservation actions by inaugurating the first soft-release of endangered African grey parrot in Cameroon’s history. After 2 weeks in the soft-release aviary, the first flock of endangered African Grey parrots, all rescued and confiscated by authorities and LWC throughout 2019, was released. The 29 strongest African grey parrots were thoroughly selected to form this first flock (p. 12, 14, 15 & 16).

 

The LWC still has more than 200 African grey parrots in rehabilitation, of which at least 150 are ready to be released. The next step will be to replicate the soft-release within protected areas across the national territory. With this milestone, the MINFOF and Pandrillus Cameroon are launching the national rescue, rehabilitation and release programme (N3RP). The Regional delegate and two Conservator of Protected Areas were invited to visit our facilities and learn about our methodology and challenges by meeting with our team (p. 10- 11).

 

Many individual donors throughout the world donated to help us achieve that goal. We are also especially thankful to Parrot Wildlife Foundation, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Los Angeles Zoo, Pro Wildlife, Born Free Foundation, Givskud Zoo, Vogel Park Marlow-ZGAP, LUSH UK, the Programme for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and many others. We hope to get more support to keep our programme going, especially during the pandemic that has greatly impacted on our finance. Nevertheless, such success on this time is very refreshing.

 

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