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.
How we helped
The Lush Charity Pot support will provide directly for the 55 chimpanzees currently living at the Chimpanzee Conservation Center. The support is also instrumental to the CCC's accomplishments since without running costs, it wouldn't be able to pursue its other activities (improving the chimpanzees' infrastructures, building the sustainability of the CCC, planning for a second release, training its staff, the CCC park protection activities and its education and sensitization program). The CCC sanctuary and rehabilitation center is the cornerstone of all the CCC activities.