Project Primate, Inc.
Project Primate, Inc. is a United States 501 C (3) not-for-profit organization, created in 1998, dedicated to the protection and preservation of chimpanzees. This organization serves as the Chimpanzee Conservation Center (CCC)'s legal entity in the USA; it supports the CCC financially and logistically. The Chimpanzee Conservation Center (CCC) is the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Guinea. The pet trade, along with hunting, habitat destruction, and disease continues to contribute to the decline of chimpanzees across West Africa.By offering a safe haven to orphan chimpanzees, the CCC encourages the government of Guinea to enforce its wildlife laws protecting chimpanzees by confiscating orphans.The CCC’s park protection activities, coupled with education activities and government lobbying, protect one of the largest un-fragmented chimpanzee habitats in Guinea.