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Your generosity has changed Joanna and Rikita’s lives. Thanks to you, these chimps will have the safety, security, and family in sunny forest enclosures that they need to recover from their abuse. But, they still have a long road to recovery. They will need your support along the way. Donate today to keep their future bright!

Established in 1992, the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre (TCRC) provides sanctuary for chimpanzee orphans, all victims of either the illegal, but widespread, bushmeat or pet animal trades.

Photo credit Alex Rosati

Tchimpounga is not only a safe place for the chimps it is a centre that supports educational outreach and a resource for efforts to train and support Congolese government officials engaged in protecting wild chimpanzees.

Over 190 chimps have called Tchimpounga home over the years. Today the carers look after over 160 orphans. As you can imagine this has put a lot of strain on a site that was originally intended to care for 40-50 chimpanzees.

An answer to this problem however has been found and in 2011 the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) successfully negotiated with the government of Congo for expansion to three islands located in the Kouilou River, where JGI will be able to relocate around 120 chimpanzees currently living at the sanctuary. There, the chimps will live in a more natural habitat and Tchimpounga’s overcrowding will be reduced.

Learn more about Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre.

Your donation will be processed by the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA), of which Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre is a member. PASA is registered in the United States as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are fully tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.