CERCOPAN Centre for Education, Research and Conservation of Primates and Nature 2011 ANNUAL REPORT Registered Charity No. 1116955
PAGE 2 CERCOPAN 2011 ANNUAL REPORT ABOUT CERCOPAN Founded in 1995, CERCOPAN is a UK‐ State authorities to make confiscations based environmental conservation and to drive home the message of charity operating in south‐eastern compliance with the law. We provide a Nigeria. The rainforests of Cross River home for rescued monkeys of 6 species State, where we are based, are some of with over 170 individuals in captive care the richest forests on the entire African due to our successful rehabilitation continent and are of global importance as programmes. one of the world’s 25 biodiversity The primates in our care are a huge hotspots. Nigeria has already lost 90% of visitor attraction and consequently its forests, and according to the Food and provide a vital environmental Agriculture Organisation of the United conservation education vehicle. We Nations, has the highest deforestation receive more than 20,000 visitors a year rate anywhere in the world. To tackle the who come (for free) to see our work and immense threat to Nigeria’s rainforests hear our message. Our educational and wildlife, our approach is multi‐ outreach programme covers 70 schools, stranded, and is integrated by the FROM THE DIRECTOR importance of Cross River’s primates (18 and 20 conservation clubs that we have founded, culminating in the World After 5 years in Nigeria, 2011 was my species ‐ the highest diversity in Africa). Environment Day festival that brings the last working in country for CERCOPAN. As part of a comprehensive community‐ centre of the city to a standstill. In January 2012, Nicolien Schoneveld‐ based conservation initiative we have We raise funds in the order of $150‐300k de‐Lange will assume responsibility for established a lasting agreement with the a year, including multi‐year donors and the day‐to‐day running of the community of Iko Esai that ensures support from the Cross River State protection of 20,000 Ha of forest, organisation and I will take on the role Government and have have established incorporating a ban on logging and the of Chairman of the Board of Trustees MOU’s with the State Forestry hunting of primates. A simultaneous from my new base in Australia. Whilst I Department and Cross River National livelihoods programme focuses on Park. We have offices in the UK and am incredibly sad to leave both Nigeria providing alternatives to those most Nigeria, staffed by 38 Nigerians and 6 and my human and animal friends, I am reliant upon destructive forest extraction. expatriate volunteers, overseen by a very excited about the future of the We also provide employment, seed Director and a board of 7 trustees. funding for development projects, organisation and the challenges of my training opportunities and have just new role. With a new, larger team in completed the construction of a place in Nigeria, I will be concentrating community centre as a base to attract on furthering the organisation other development agencies. internationally by expanding the board, Hunting monkeys and keeping them as increasing overseas fundraising pets are both banned by law in Nigeria. activities and building our online However, enforcement agencies have no exposure. Look out for the launch of incentive to uphold these rules without our new website in 2012! I would like both direct encouragement and an option of sanctuary for confiscated to take this opportunity to thank all of animals. CERCOPAN provides both of the staff, volunteers, friends and these support elements to great effect. donors who have supported CERCOPAN We are able to work side by side with the and me over the years. Together we have achieved more than I ever could have imagined and thanks to you all, as CERCOPAN NIGERIA you will read over the following pages, I 4 Ishie Lane H.E.P.O. Box 826 Tel.: +234 (0) 806 360 3360 was able to leave on an incredibly high Calabar, Cross River State note following our most successful year Email: email@example.com Nigeria yet! Website: www.cercopan.org
CERCOPAN 2011 ANNUAL REPORT PAGE 3 PROGRAMMES will bring in funds to provide for C O M M U N I T Y ‐ B A S E D maintenance, and a Yamaha piano has CONSERVATION been donated for use there. Prior to We had our most successful year yet completion we held a sensitisation with conservation work in communities. workshop at the site to explain its use to We strengthened the programme with promote education, training, and our host village Iko Esai, and, after an community development. extensive series of engagements with the We completed an 18‐month project neighbouring communities of Agoi Ibami under the Canadian International Re‐signing of lease with Iko Esai and Owai, signed conservation Development Agency’s Building Nigeria’s agreements with them also. Response to Climate Change programme. We exceeded each objective, and gained Iko Esai many learnings that will benefit Iko Esai 2011 saw the renegotiation of the terms and other rainforest communities. The and conditions of the 99‐year lease approach showed that it is possible both agreement between Iko Esai and to reduce poverty and save the CERCOPAN. We retained all the environment through sustainable conservation clauses from the original management of forests, new forms of agreement, and emphasised the income, and improved farming systems. continued enforcement of the ban on Cocoa farmers reported average logging, snaring, farming, and poisoning. increases in income in excess of 50%. 160 The signing of the lease renewal was women were trained in fuel‐efficient held in the palace of the Clan Head of Iko woodstoves. Esai. We supplied cola nuts, and an array of drinks and offerings, while the CCDC traditional ruler poured libation to the The CCDC is run by Iko Esai members for ancestors in a ceremony that exemplified the benefit of the community at large. our harmonious relationship. While CERCOPAN has fostered it through Our efforts to provide a community the democratic election process, and centre in Iko Esai were finally rewarded. provided office facilities, equipment, and We completed the interior, installed training, we are pleased to report largely solar power, and delivered computers self‐sustained success along three main and a printer. The centre provides offices fronts. Firstly the group gained grants for for CERCOPAN and the village’s the village (to renovate the secondary C o m m u n i t y C o n s e r v a t i o n a n d school, for a water borehole, and for a Development Committee (CCDC). There new bridge). Secondly the project Completed Iko Esai Community Centre is accommodation for visiting NGO’s implementation sub‐committee ensured working in the village, and a library to that the funds for these projects were help with adult literacy. Hiring of the hall appropriately spent, and the projects managed to schedule. Two further TRUSTEES CERCOPAN UK Chief Assam Assam 13 Prestbury Crescent Mr. John Barker Banstead Tel.: +44 (0) 1603 870 663 Mr. Robert Baxter Surrey, SM7 3PJ Mr. Tunde Marakinyo Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Chris Ransom United Kingdom Blog: http://cercopan.wildlifedirect.org Mrs. Zena Tooze Mr. Chris Wright Registered Charity No. 1116955
PAGE 4 CERCOPAN 2011 ANNUAL REPORT PROGRAMMES ...CONTINUED projects (an upgrade to the village Many of the people were unfamiliar market, and the construction of a with CERCOPAN’s work, so the culvert) were similarly successful. workshops were followed up by visits to Thirdly the CCDC’s Surveillance Team our research and conservation site at has taken a proactive role in ensuring Rhoko camp to learn more about that the community honours its primates, forest ecology and commitment to sustainable forest conservation first‐hand. The attendees management. They mapped farmlands received talks about the history of for the second year in a row to Rhoko camp, field operations, our determine compliance with the land use tourism programme, and community Surveillance Team receiving GPS training management plan which restricts development projects. These were farming to the periphery of the forest. followed by a visit to the mangabey An International Primatological Society enclosure to hear about reintroduction, (IPS) Conservation grant provided and primate conservation. equipment and transportation costs, Following further clarification meetings, and funded the training of the the groups in Agoi and Owai voted in surveillance team in patrol methods, favour of partnering with CERCOPAN to and wildlife surveying. follow the Iko Esai model in developing In the past, CERCOPAN has been sustainable forest management entirely responsible for this kind of practices. They prepared conservation work. Now we can see a more by‐laws for their community, including a preferable solution coming into place, ban on primate hunting and snares, no where the community supervises its poisoning of streams, protecting local own conservation agreements. watersheds by leaving a buffer zone, and a ban on logging. CERCOPAN’s Agoi Ibami and Owai Community Conservation Manager It has been a momentous year for visited Owai and Agoi in succession for strengthening the relationships with the the formal signing ceremonies. communities of Owai and Agoi Ibami. CBO’s Thanks to grants, notably from the BBC Wildlife Trust, CF‐UICN, the Mohammed We immediately embarked on training bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, workshops to enhance our new Tusk Trust, Prins Bernhard Natuurfonds, partners’ ability to manage their Cross River State Government, and IPS, development needs. We commenced a we felt confident that we could not only series of joint workshops held at the Iko sustain our work in protecting Rhoko Esai Community Centre involving the forest but also step out to pursue new CCDC and newly‐formed Community forest protection agreements. Based Organisations (CBO’s) from Agoi and Owai. These covered topics such as We initially engaged with three the importance and content of a neighbouring communities. We invited constitution, needs assessments, the key influence groups (women’s, proposal writing and basic computer hunters’, cocoa farming, town council, literacy. Each CBO received a laptop and timber council, forest management a printer to aid in their proposal committee, church and Chiefs’ council) submissions. The training sessions also to educational and sensitization allowed the three CBO’s to network workshops about the importance of together. We conducted a needs forest and primate conservation. We assessment workshop in Owai, which Mike, hosting a group of community leaders addressed the leaders of the groups, from Owai at Rhoko incorporated mapping existing land use, and they disseminated the information in preparation for 2012 projects. to their constituents. Registered Charity No. 1116955
CERCOPAN 2011 ANNUAL REPORT PAGE 5 Primate Rehabilitation FOREST PROTECTION 18 primates were surrendered to Community forests in Nigeria are in the CERCOPAN in the year, including 4 first tier of threatened wildlife habitats mona monkeys, 4 putty‐nosed guenons, of global importance. But thankfully the 3 sclater’s guenons, 1 red‐eared new agreements with Owai and Agoi guenon, 4 tantalus monkeys, 1 red (see above) have resulted in our most capped mangabey and 1 Potto. The successful year for a decade in Potto was of the Western variety, and enhancing forest protection in Cross after rehabilitation was released River State, and we have even started a successfully in protected forest there. reforestation programme. The new by‐Thankfully, we were able to construct laws, together with expanded patrolling, and our educational CBO training two new metal enclosures using funds received from IPS and money from programme, have also measurably individual donors. The construction was reduced the hunting pressure on an opportunity for a highly‐skilled short‐ primates in the region. Moreover, term volunteer (Tjark Platt, Wild excellent progress in 2011 on the Futures, UK) to pass on his welding skills United Nation’s (UN) Reducing to our staff. Such training is vital as we Emissions from Deforestation and forest are currently in the process of replacing Degradation (REDD) initiative in Nigeria further enclosures. All new enclosures promises larger‐scale and longer‐term are being constructed in such a way that protection for these same forests, they can be taken apart and thanks to CERCOPAN’s work. reassembled at a future time if we can UN REDD move our operations to a new site at the University of Calabar. Thanks to Under this scheme corporations, even grants gained from the John Ball countries, will offset their Greenhouse Zoological Society, and again IPS in Gas emissions (the primary cause of 2011, we will complete an additional climate change) by paying to conserve portable enclosure in the New Year. forests, which are carbon sinks, thereby This was the fourth annual IPS Captive mitigating the negative effects of Care grant received in succession. The industry. Recipient countries can invest John Ball Zoological Society is a highly the income towards poverty reduction welcome new sponsor. in forest‐dependent communities. Assuring excellent husbandry for our In 2011 the Cross River State REDD Task captive primates is at the frontline of Force took a lead role in Nigeria’s our programme. The benefits are not application to the UN to move to only to those in our direct care, but also Partner status within the programme. to wild populations. The Sanctuary CERCOPAN Trustee Tunde Morakinyo provides a far‐reaching message of the was a co‐author of the key document importance of these species and their that grounded Nigeria’s application. The UN’s seventh Policy Board meeting held Fume playing on a swing in one of the protected status under the law. quarantine enclosures in Berlin on 13‐14th October 2011 Columbus Zoo, one of our most loyal approved Nigerias application, supporters, provided a generous grant providing a $4M grant over two and a that covered the majority of the vet half years to build the support programme for 2011, and helped structures for a future full‐scale REDD NIGERIA CONTACT sustain our long‐term strategy of programme. This project is based on the building local capacity through CERCOPAN expectation of implementation in Cross international veterinary mentoring. 4 Ishie Lane River State centred on, amongst other Likewise the International Primate H.E.P.O. Box 826 pilot areas, the community forest Protection League (IPPL), continued to Calabar, Cross River State presently protected by CERCOPAN in provide much needed grant aid for Nigeria partnership with Iko Esai. primate food, one of the most difficult Tel.: +234 (0) 806 360 3360 aspects of our programme to fund. But implementation can only occur as a collaborative, multi‐community effort. Email: email@example.com
PAGE 6 CERCOPAN 2011 ANNUAL REPORT PROGRAMMES ...CONTINUED To explain the processes required, gain with more socio‐economic benefits such consensus, and build the skills to as bush mango, and cacao. implement an effective agreement that Over 4,000 seedlings are ready at the will satisfy REDD standards and attract time of writing for transplanting. Uptake carbon credit funds is a huge challenge. by the schoolchildren has been But, provided we can continue to gain noticeable, with the caring, watering grants for our work, CERCOPAN intends and weeding work now completely to be the positive force in the area that taken on. We expect this year’s will help these communities change experience will lead to a larger‐scale their lives for the better, for ever. programme next year which can bring in Tree nursery at Iko Esai Community Secondary valuable income for school use, with our School Forest Patrol aim being to mediate a sale of seedlings Three new patrol staff brought our total to the Forestry Commission. to six, and we have been able to conduct the most comprehensive Ecotourism monitoring of the 11,800ha In addition to re‐roofing two of our staff conservation and research area yet, lodges with long‐span aluminium, we with over forty 4‐day patrols completed now have a new building incorporating in the year, on top of 24x7 patrolling of a covered barbeque area, a storeroom the 400ha core area. New raincoats with serving hatch, and an elevated provided to the teams were highly covered balcony where visitors can dine welcome. The team’s make up from open to the sounds and sights of the different villages ensure that they are forest. The accommodation lodges all able to identify all hunters and pursue have balconies now as well. Our deluxe full enforcement of laws. hut was finished out with solar power, a They use GPS to track routes and record ceiling fan, and a private shower, while animal sightings, people encountered, new bed linen and matching vanity and evidence of hunting. The data is screens in local fabrics are now provided then plotted spatially and against time. in each lodge. Hunting activity, as indicated by the We provided tree climbing and night presence of discharged cartridges and tours to see bush‐babies as a regular snares uncovered, fell dramatically occurrence. We received 25 national throughout the year. Subsequent to the and international tourists (from Canada, signing of the new by‐laws no evidence UK, USA and China) at Rhoko during of primate hunting has been noted. 2011. The Cross River State Ministry of Long‐term data is required to confirm Tourism held a workshop encouraging these extremely positive trends. other communities in the State to Reforestation replicate our model. A grant from the BBC Wildlife Fund Our working holidays programme has underwrote much of our Rhoko attracted international visitors from the operation for the year and incorporated USA, UK and Australia. Here volunteers a tree‐planting programme. We have used their skills and talents to constructed a nursery of nine shade contribute to research projects, beds on a large plot at Iko Esai community development, and capacity Community Secondary School, with a building of staff at Rhoko. storage shed for equipment, one wall of E N V I R O N M E N T A L which doubles as part of an outdoor The new deluxe tourist hut at Rhoko classroom. The nursery allows for the EDUCATION growth and care of ecologically Our environmental conservation important tree species, as well as a few educational programme for Cross River Registered Charity No. 1116955
CERCOPAN 2011 ANNUAL REPORT PAGE 7 State was greatly enhanced and Thanks to a generous grant from expanded over the year. Both of our Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the aging education centres were dramatically education centre in Calabar was almost upgraded, and our visitor numbers in entirely rebuilt. In addition to a new Calabar jumped by over 10%. And we roof and concrete floor, we were able also hosted more groups than ever to replace all of the old paper displays before at our Rhoko education centre, with bright and colourful Dibond and still maintained our hectic schedule boards, including interpretive displays in of outreach visits to schools, and our front of the primate enclosures showing work with universities. detailed information about each of the Our education team visited 20 Primary 6 species we house. schools, and 40 Secondary schools and In 2011, a total of 20,104 people (13% conservation clubs across Cross River up over 2010) visited the CERCOPAN State during 2011. This year’s theme, rehabilitation centre in Calabar; 13,007 Martina using the new information boards in designed to engage the children’s of which were new visitors, and the Calabar as an educational tool studies over the nine months, was remaining 7,097 were repeat visitors. ‘Primates in their forest home’. We received 30 large groups, including Education Officer Abakum Owai and the Mary Slessor Academy, members of Primate Keeper Glory Ajah also assisted the Museum Society, representatives of CERCOPAN scientific advisor Dr Lynne Nigerian universities, and schools and Baker with environmental education church groups. programmes in Enugu and Imo states in Universities July and August to further the protection of the Sclater’s guenon. In August we continued the support we provide students of Cross River Refurbished Education Centres University of Technology (CRUTECH) at Thanks to the International Rhoko Camp. The students received a Primatological Society’s Larry Jacobsen course of lectures ranging from primate Education Development award, behaviour and primate conservation, to CERCOPAN has been able to completely forest ecology and conservation renovate the Rhoko education centre strategies, including community display area. Eighty‐five waterproof development. The students gained ‘Dibond’ boards were individually hands‐on experience in phenology and designed and shipped to Nigeria from primate care. We also hosted two the UK. In addition to themed boards on separate groups of students from topics such as the role of the rainforest, Ibadan and provided lectures as well as and primate hunting and predation, a a visit to Iko Esai to observe community‐further set of boards on primate based conservation in practice. behaviour was designed specifically for Of even greater benefit to the next the Mangabey viewing platform. We g e n e r a t i o n o f p r o f e s s i o n a l hosted four schools before and after the conservationists in SE Nigeria, we hope, renovation, and the children told us is the complete text of a nine‐lecture how they loved their experience at the curriculum ‘Introduction to Climate new and improved centre. Change’ that we developed over the In February, for three days, we hosted a course of several months for use at the group of twelve schoolchildren who had University of Calabar. travelled all the way from Day At the beginning of the year we took Waterman College in south‐western possession of a brand‐new 4‐wheel Nigeria. We also used the upgraded site drive Toyota Hilux truck. This incredibly as the focal point for visits from the important asset that has been the elders and leaders of our neighbouring workhorse of our community and Students taking notes from the education communities as we courted them to join boards at Rhoko forest‐based operations was the us in a regional community‐based generous donation of the Prince conservation programme (see above). Bernhard Fund for Nature.
PAGE 8 CERCOPAN 2011 ANNUAL REPORT PROGRAMMES ...CONTINUED The workhorse of our Calabar‐based Veterinarian Graham Brown took blood operations is the 13.5kVA Perkins samples from all members of the generator donated anonymously at mid‐ Release group for a final health screen. year. We now have sufficient power to Analysis is performed to minimise the run a welding machine and risk of the monkeys passing on diseases simultaneously supply the needs of both to resident populations in the forest. the office and our accommodation site, We have recruited a new Reintroduction meaning that we have 24x7 cost‐ Coordinator, Ana Valencia Grau, who will New Toyota Hilux donated by Prins Bernhard effective energy available for all vital join us in the New Year to supervise the Natuurfonds operational services for the first time. release in 2012. Fabian Schmidt, a Ph. D student at the Visiting researchers Vet school in Cambridge University, Our research programme has benefited secured the donation of a surgical table from a number of visiting academic and an anaesthetic machine from scholars. Florida State student Carrie GlaxoSmithKline. The machine will not Vath is undertaking her doctoral only make anaesthetics safer, but it may research on local peoples attitudes also enable us in emergencies to towards conservation, and the patterns stabilise critical patients with oxygen. and practices of hunters. Her findings RESEARCH will be immensely useful to CERCOPAN, and will form the basis of future Mona Research conservation management plans for the In Rhoko we finalised the dispersal of area. The data already helped determine our resident captive Mona population the locations of chimpanzee, drill, and across sites within the forest. We hope forest elephants. We also hosted bird this move will reduce the risk of the specialist Dr. Scott Robinson, Professor future Release group returning to the of Ecosystems Conservation at the centre of captive populations after University of Florida. He added multiple reintroduction. Etimbuk and Twiggy, the species to our bird list and commented last pair to move, are now in a new that the mixed flocks he observed ‘are enclosure that provides a more amongst the most amazing I have ever stimulating forest environment. seen in my research’. The mona Release group has spent the Sagan Friant, from the University of past year acclimatising to the natural Wisconsin returned early in 2011 to sights and sounds around their forest collect baseline, pre‐release mangabey enclosure. This group is double the size data. The overall aim of her approach is of the original release group from 2007, to identify how environmental and social which is important for defence against changes affect stress levels and health predators and finding food sources. A (measured by faecal hormones and new female monkey was introduced behaviour). This information can help during the year to bring the group closer inform how successfully primates can to reflecting the natural social dynamics adapt to the forest when released. and total size of wild mona groups. Mangabey research Throughout 2011, our trained local The group in the 1 hectare open‐topped research assistants recorded behavioural enclosure in Rhoko now numbers 53, observations on the group. Pre‐release which mirrors group sizes of wild red‐ Graham Brown and Sylvain Lemoine data is vital to determine the suitability collecting blood samples from the members capped mangabeys. Collecting long of the group for release into the forest. of the release group term, frequent and consistent data on Data collection will continue post release this group is vital in order to support to assess the group’s progress in their future release, but also contributes adapting to life in the wild.
CERCOPAN 2011 ANNUAL REPORT PAGE 9 to furthering current scientific knowledge Over 50% of plants growing in the forest of this under‐studied species. Research are mona edible foods and of these 91% this year has focused on dominance are fruits and 9% flowers (mona monkeys relationships, stress behaviours, and are almost exclusively fruit eaters). On affiliative and agonistic behaviours. Data average, there are 35 plants fruiting per has been used to identify potential hectare each month of which 29 are release candidates based on behavioural mona edible food. The time of peak competence and other factors such as fruiting appears variable but often occurs rearing history, age and kinship. at the beginning of the wet season. Putty‐nosed and red‐eared Wildlife surveys monkey habituation With a 5‐year database of wildlife Forest guenons often form mixed species sightings in the core area, we can assess groups, the benefits being increased the relative abundance and annual Research Assistants undertaking phenology access to foods and enhanced predator stability of forest wildlife at Rhoko. detection. The mona monkeys when Groups demonstrating the most apparent released will want to take advantage of inter‐year stability include nocturnal these benefits. Therefore it is vital that primates, terrestrial mammals, ungulates the wild groups present in Rhoko are and rodents. Importantly, this is likely to acclimatised to being observed by reflect the low hunting pressure that humans so they do not flee from the exists within this forest zone. researchers following the release group. Free ranging primates are frequently The time spent with the putty‐nosed and encountered in the research and red‐eared group is increasing, and we are conservation area, approximately two now able to document basic behaviours sightings per patrol. The most commonly and group composition from a distance. observed are mona and putty‐nosed Butterfly survey monkeys, often associating together in mixed species groups. Large groups (>50 Tree‐climbing expert Joe Brophy returned individuals) of highly endangered drill to Rhoko for a third time to sample monkeys have also been encountered in butterflies in the upper layers of the the research area, particularly around canopy in support of the long‐term one area of the forest. survey. Over the course of this research, A preliminary 4‐day patrol by our a total of 554 butterfly species have been research area patrol team in Owai’s identified. Butterfly species are far more forest identified 14 species of animals diverse at Rhoko than in other parts of Primates were encountered six times, Africa, and are indicative of the general and species observed included the red‐level of species richness. capped mangabey, demidoffs galago, Phenology mona monkeys, pottos and drill monkeys. We are now in our fifth year of NTFP research phenology research, which aims to We also continue to record the activities document fruiting and flowering patterns of people collecting Non Timber Forest of trees, climbers and shrubs at Rhoko. Products (NTFP) within the research area An understanding of these patterns is and community forest (hunting, fishing, required to assess the relation between collecting ‘salad’, cane rope, periwinkles, plant products produced every month chewing sticks, etc.). This data helps us and edible products for the primates due determine how the forest is used by the to be released into the forest, thus community, and detect possible highlighting periods most suitable for overexploitation of specific resources if it release based on resource availability. occurs. In recent years, the number of Over 200 mona monkey food plant hunters entering the forest has been Mangabey in the open‐topped enclosure species have been identified, and 60 decreasing with the number of salad species that are not mona monkey food. collectors increasing.
PAGE 10 CERCOPAN 2010 ANNUAL REPORT STAFF & VOLUNTEERS Within 2011 we took on a new primate Vath, trained two more staff members care keeper at Rhoko, Victor Mbang. We on interview and survey techniques, also hired four new forest patrol staff bringing the total to nine staff that can from the surrounding communities to independently collect survey and extend our forest patrols into the interview data. research and conservation area: This year we completed the production Jeremiah Okorie from Iko Esai, Sylvanus of a 700‐page Operations Manual Calabar staff Mbui and John Ike from Owai, and Ekun covering all aspects of our work and Arikpo from Agoi. operations. This document now serves In August, Abakum Owai attended the to ensure the rapid and effective annual Pan African Sanctuary Alliance induction of all new staff and volunteers, (PASA) Education workshop in Uganda in and is the memory bank that assures August, and he shared the best long‐term organisational continuity. CERCOPAN TEAM sanctuary presentation prize. The Amongst the international volunteers, CALABAR workshop led to a grant from Disney to Benjee Cascio replaced Rachel Claire Coulson, Director run a primate conservation education H e m m i n g w a y a s C o m m u n i t y Amy Baxter, Administration and Operations Manager programme using techniques covered Graham Brown, Veterinarian Conservation Manager in March. Benjee Austin Igbebor, Veterinary Nurse during the week. Veterinary Nurse is a US citizen with considerable Egu Arikpo, Head Keeper Austin Igbebor attended the PASA experience working on alternative Abakum Bassey Owai, Education Officer Martina Ezama, Education Assistant Veterinary workshop in November (also livelihoods projects in remote rural Etan Bernard Egoborim, Admin Assistant in Uganda), and based on the learnings communities. Dallas Buleziuk, Glory Ajah, Quarantine Keeper Mike Uki, Primate Care Staff there, he instigated a complete Construction Volunteer, left a lasting Edet Ekpe Bassey, Primate Care Staff renovation of our primate food storage legacy of a new Deluxe Tourist hut when Mathew Etim Ankpor, Primate Care Staff Emmanuel Ndubusi Adiele, Security room, including a new protocol for he departed. Bassey John Bassey, Security washing all food items after purchase. After 4 years in the bush, Sylvain Abraham Enya Utuma, Security Mercy Effiong Ononokpono, House Assistant A number of short‐term volunteers who Lemoine returned to his native France to Oliver Samuel Oju, Driver passed through Rhoko for varying time‐ pursue academic studies. As mona RHOKO periods, offered their assistance and monkey reintroduction coordinator, he Dr Lisa Lane, Research and Protected Area Manager experience to further our programmes. was heavily involved in the first primate Sylvain Lemoine, Mona Research Co‐ordinator/Acting Rhoko Manager Our Research Assistants were trained to release, and this work has provided an Benjee Cascio, Community Conservation Manager process pictures of the fruits and flowers important methodology and lessons Rachel Hemingway, Community Conservation Manager taken during phenological sampling and learned for future release programmes. Michael Ekpe, Education and Community Officer, Rhoko Daniel Roper‐Jones, Environmental Education Develop‐ to enter the data into a computer Sylvain also worked latterly as acting ment Building Coordinator database. Sagan Friant, our visiting Red‐Dallas Buleziuk, Construction volunteer Rhoko Manager. Obio Owai Obio, Assistant Operations Manager, Rhoko Capped Managbey researcher mentored In October, Dr Lisa Lane arrived as Rhoko Mary Abakum Owai, Primate Care Staff, Rhoko her assistant on entering the behavioural Gabriel Aidam, Primate Care Staff, Rhoko Manager, along with Daniel Roper‐Jones, Victor Arong Mbang, Primate Care Staff, Rhoko data into Excel. as Environmental Education Capacity Akposi Esira Abakum, Research Assistant, Rhoko Ayitu Obeten, Research Assistant, Rhoko Our other visiting researcher, Carrie Development Coordinator. Etan Akpor, Research Assistant, Rhoko Obun Obun Ankpo, Forest Patrol, Rhoko Osam Oyira Osam, Forest Patrol, Rhoko Jeremiah Ogar Okorie, Research Area Patrol, Rhoko Sylvanus Oyi Mbui, Research Area Patrol, Rhoko John Mbui Ike, Research Area Patrol, Rhoko Eku Eku Arikpo , Research Area Patrol COULD YOU BE A VOLUNTEER? Chief Elijah Okom Obun, Security, Rhoko Our website www.cercopan.org has all the information you need to apply for our Isaac O. Amos, Security, Rhoko Isoyip Aidam Eyo, Security, Rhoko exciting short term volunteer programme or working holiday programme Mathew Aidam, Groundskeeper, Rhoko Otum Ubi Ofem, Groundskeeper, Rhoko Onyoh A. Etan, Groundskeeper, Rhoko Charity Enwa, Camp Assistant, Rhoko Manson Okorie Akposi, Community Centre security
CERCOPAN 2011 ANNUAL REPORT PAGE 11 FINANCES STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES FOR YEAR ENDED 31ST DECEMBER 2011 UK NIGERIA UK & NIGERIA UK STERLING NIGERIAN NAIRA EQ. UK STERLING* PROGRAMME FUNDS CARRIED 32,966.04 13,997,226.63 92,148.17 FORWARD FROM 2009 RECEIPTS Grants 72,967.45 2,393,248.80 82,574.01 Donations 1,040.00 15,621,901.94 63,746.71 Earned/Other Income 9,187.72 774,520.00 12,296.66 Kelvin, the potto, before his release Sent to Nigeria/ received from UK ‐83,610.00 20,829,465.00 0.00 TOTAL NET RECEIPTS ‐414.83 39,619,135.74 158,617.38 PAYMENTS Programme Activities Research 254.40 1,295,520.00 5,454.65 Education 6.86 7 3,106,305.33 12,545.65 Primate Care & Rehabilitation 16,665,214.50 66,894.59 Forest Conservation 2,149.64 14,152,378.49 58,957.65 Community Development 2.59 7 8,824,223.30 35,493.25 Core Activities Rent, Equipment & Maintenance 0.00 982,267.65 3,942.85 Overhead Salaries and Benefits 11,097.02 1,893,858.00 18,699.01 Travel 0.00 670,090.00 2,689.76 Administration 365.50 3,473,858.93 14,309.66 Fund Raising & Publicity 302.29 600.00 304.70 Loans In/ Loans Out ‐350.67 262,060.00 701.25 TOTAL PAYMENTS 13,967.63 51,326,376.20 219,993.00 PROGRAMME FUNDS CARRIED 18,583.58 2,289,986.17 30,772.55 FORWARD FROM 2010 The full UK financial report can be viewed on the *Effective average exchange rate Charities Commission website £1 = 249.13 Naira STAY IN TOUCH! Join our hundreds of fans at www.facebook.com/CERCOPAN www.facebook.com/CERCOPAN for regular updates and photos of our progress Nyaki, one of four surrendered tantalus monkeys
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