SweetwatersChimpanzee Sanctuary
Our VisionTo provide a safe and secure permanent refuge for chimpanzees inan environment that is as natural as possibleSer...
Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary• Established: 1993 by agreement between the then Lonrho  Company, Kenya Wildlife Service,...
Sweetwaters Chimpanzee SanctuaryPopulation structure: 42 chimpanzees, 20 males and 22 females, intwo groups (28 & 14), fro...
Current Layout of the Sanctuary                                                               Parking Area                ...
Aspects of the Sanctuary              Perimeter Fence       Chimpanzee Houses           Information Centre      Observatio...
Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary Steering Committee  •Arcus Foundation  •Chair of JGI (K) representing JGI USA  •Great Ape...
Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary VisitorsThe Center is Open from 9:00am – 10:30am and 3:00pm – 4:30pm                     ...
SCS Visitor Statistics for Jan – Dec 2010                     Fig 3: SCS Total Visitation: 2010 compared to same period   ...
Enhanced Food & Environment Enrichment                          www.olpejetaconservancy.org
Challenges – Unwanted BirthsMwanzo (born in 1996) and her new babyAjabu (born 30th March 2008)A few hours old             ...
Challenges - Escape Artists(A)                                 Modification done to                                 addres...
Welcoming New Chimpanzees• Orphans of bush meat trade: NO money or compensation  paid for acquisition• No Breeding: all ad...
February 2008Cage size: 1m x 1m x 1.5m without a          Transfer into quarantine facility at the Kenyafloor (Kigali)    ...
January 2009: illegally held chimp in Southern Sudan  Roy: confiscated as a pet in 2008;  2nd Oct Transferred to Kenya  14...
Roy and Gashuhe Together – New Friends!                            www.olpejetaconservancy.org
It costs approximately $3,000      to take care of one chimpanzee at Sweetwaters. We need your help makingsure they have a...
Adopt a Chimpanzee Programme                  •   Gold~ US$ 250. Annual update via email,                      certificate...
SummarySCS offers an opportunity to improve the quality of orphans life thatincludes providing an environment that is as n...
www.olpejetaconservancy.org
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Sweetwaters chimpanzee sanctuary

  1. 1. SweetwatersChimpanzee Sanctuary
  2. 2. Our VisionTo provide a safe and secure permanent refuge for chimpanzees inan environment that is as natural as possibleServe as a platform to raise awareness on the plight of thechimpanzees in the wild due to the continued destruction of theirnatural habitat www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  3. 3. Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary• Established: 1993 by agreement between the then Lonrho Company, Kenya Wildlife Service, and the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) USA• Initial Aim: To provide a home for chimps from JGI Burundi• Continued to receive additional chimps: mainly bushmeat trade orphans confiscated from illegal trafficking through Kenya from different countries www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  4. 4. Sweetwaters Chimpanzee SanctuaryPopulation structure: 42 chimpanzees, 20 males and 22 females, intwo groups (28 & 14), from 7 countries and 5 births within theSanctuary Burundi JGI 22 Dubai 1 Nigeria 5 South Africa 1 Rwanda 3 Kenya 3 Chester Zoo 1 Southern Sudan 9 Born in SCS 5 Deaths 9 (shigellosis, snake bite, anaesthesia, anthrax, toxaemia & pneumonia)Age structure: 11 chimpanzees aged 9 years andbelow, the oldest chimp is 31 years while theyoungest is ~ 5 months www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  5. 5. Current Layout of the Sanctuary Parking Area Parking Area Weir Weir Information Centre Information Centre Viewing Platform Viewing Platform Young Chimp Young Chimp House House Visitor Visitor North_East North_East Track Track Enclosure Enclosure North-West North-West Enclosure Enclosure Old Chimps Old Chimps House House Chimps House Chimps House under const. under const. o rro yii y N N oo as as Ew Ew South-East South-East South-West South-West Enclosure Enclosure Enclosure Enclosure 0 125 250 meters www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  6. 6. Aspects of the Sanctuary Perimeter Fence Chimpanzee Houses Information Centre Observation Platform www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  7. 7. Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary Steering Committee •Arcus Foundation •Chair of JGI (K) representing JGI USA •Great Ape conservation expert (2 members) •Save-the-Chimps (Florida) Director •OPC Chief Executive Officer •KWS Representative •FFI Representative Meets bi-annually to review progress on implementation of the 5 year plan and SOPs www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  8. 8. Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary VisitorsThe Center is Open from 9:00am – 10:30am and 3:00pm – 4:30pm NO feeding Information Centre NO contact NO guarantee of seeing chimpanzees Guided River Walk www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  9. 9. SCS Visitor Statistics for Jan – Dec 2010 Fig 3: SCS Total Visitation: 2010 compared to same period of 2009 5000Visitor Numbers 4000 3000 2009 2000 2010 1000 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Months Proportion of visitors to SCS Jan - July 2010 2009: N = 28,897; average = children 2,408p.m; 34% children 39% adults 61% 2010: N = 35,305; average = 2,942 pm; 39% children www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  10. 10. Enhanced Food & Environment Enrichment www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  11. 11. Challenges – Unwanted BirthsMwanzo (born in 1996) and her new babyAjabu (born 30th March 2008)A few hours old At 3 months old www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  12. 12. Challenges - Escape Artists(A) Modification done to address chimpanzee escapes Outside the enclosure(B) New “dangles” added along the lower level of theNew dangles twisted net inside the added enclosure Inside the enclosure www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  13. 13. Welcoming New Chimpanzees• Orphans of bush meat trade: NO money or compensation paid for acquisition• No Breeding: all adult females on contraception• Integration of the baby orphans: Phased out introduction process• Appropriate veterinary interventions www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  14. 14. February 2008Cage size: 1m x 1m x 1.5m without a Transfer into quarantine facility at the Kenyafloor (Kigali) Wildlife Service in Nairobi Gashuhe was illegally held in Kigali, Rwanda in a road-side garage, living in appalling conditions. Threat is still real and 100s of chimpanzees and other primates still need placement in sanctuaries. www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  15. 15. January 2009: illegally held chimp in Southern Sudan Roy: confiscated as a pet in 2008; 2nd Oct Transferred to Kenya 14th Dec Transferred to SCS 20th Jan - 30th March 2010 introduction to juvenile group www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  16. 16. Roy and Gashuhe Together – New Friends! www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  17. 17. It costs approximately $3,000 to take care of one chimpanzee at Sweetwaters. We need your help makingsure they have a good home!
  18. 18. Adopt a Chimpanzee Programme • Gold~ US$ 250. Annual update via email, certificate of adoption, chimpanzee fact file, postcard of the adopted chimpanzee, branded baseball cap and fleece • Silver ~ US$ 150. Annual update via email, certificate of adoption, chimpanzee fact file, postcard of the adopted chimpanzee, branded baseball cap and polo shirt • Bronze ~ US$ 50. Annual update via email, certificate of adoption, chimpanzee fact file, postcard of the adopted chimpanzee and branded baseball cap • Standard ~ US$ 25. Annual update via email, certificate of adoption, chimpanzee fact file and postcard of the adopted chimpanzee adopt@olpejetaconservancy.org ALL FUNDS RAISED FROM THE ADOPTION PROGRAMME GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS THE CARE OF THESE MAGNIFICENT ANIMALS www.olpejetaconservancy.org
  19. 19. SummarySCS offers an opportunity to improve the quality of orphans life thatincludes providing an environment that is as natural as possibleBy providing refuge for confiscated chimps, SCS potentially contributesto reduce illegal poaching by stemming the supply to the illegal marketPresence of SCS also “acts” as an incentive to local authorities toenforce law since they have a refuge to care for the confiscated chimpsSCS encourages ecotourism by promoting positive, educationalexperience that supports conservation of wild habitats and minimisingthe illegal trade in bushmeat and live baby chimpsOPC that incorporates SCS is the largest black rhino sanctuary in EA,thus has potential to promote national and international conservationpolicies that include conservation of chimps due to its high profile andrecognition status www.olpejetaconservancy.org
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