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Zambia Primate Project

Zambia Primate Project

Supported by Born Free since 2002 the Zambia Primate Project (ZPP) is one of Africa’s most established and successful primate release programmes. Its mission is to rescue and rehabilitate injured, orphaned and illegally held vervet monkeys and yellow baboons for release back to the wild. Primate survival rate 6 months post release currently averages a remarkable 95%.

Outreach: In 2016/17 this project aims to reach approximately 1,000 students from 25 primary schools through the education programme and their ‘Primate Protection Curriculum’. 

Male: Female ratio: N/A

Partners since: 2016

Local wildlife/environmental challenges:

  1. Human-wildlife conflict;
  2. Illegal activities (illegal fishing practices, poaching etc.);
  3. Lack of awareness/education regarding the key environmental issues

Key achievements in 2016/17:

  1. Support for ZPPs new Primate Protection Curriculum increased awareness amongst communities in Zambia’s Copper Belt that primates are wild animals, and that their killing or is illegal.
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Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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