Dear CERCOPAN supporters,
Thank you again for all your support in the past difficult year. We would like to give you an idea to where the $4288 you raised last year went within the organisation. This amount could pay for a month and a half of monkey food for our 160+ monkeys. This includes daily fruit, vegetables and nutritious leaves, fish, groundnuts, eggs, and specially cooked monkey cake and moi-moi. Moi moi is a Nigerian dish made from ground beans, herbs and water. Within this is also milk and nutrend, a nourishing formula mixed with water and given to young or unwell animals.
Putty nosed guenon eating orange
Those who contributed towards veterinary care helped pay for vital drugs, medical tests, disinfectant, and equipment including babies milk bottles, gloves, surgical blades, facemasks and thermometers.
Vet nurse Austin conduting faecal tests for internal parasities
Additionally, a lot of people contributed to the rent Calabar premises which was due at a time when we discovered several regularly received grants were cancelled, due to the fiacial crisis. Without this money we would have surely closed and we are very grateful to all who helped us, during this difficult period.
In 2009, CERCOPAN gained 13 primates through rescues: 7 putty-nosed guenons, 3 mona guenons, 2 red-eared guenons, and 1 red-capped mangabey. We have also had 7 successful births in our red-capped mangabey pre-release group, contributing towards the conservation of this species.
‘Holly’, one of the mona monkeys rescued by CERCOPAN in 2009
For the support we received this year we would like to thank
Andrew H, Anna C, Antonio C, Bethany G, Boccagna E, Bryony A, Cathy R, Carl B, Carol Z, Cynthia G, Deborah C, Elizabeth Y, Erik H, Erin E, Harry V, Hope O, Ji-in L, Julie T, Katherine M, Karen L, Karen M, Linda H, Ludovic L, Maciej G, Mark H, Mary H, Megan H, Mr G, Phillip R, Pirjo I,P L, Rebecca B, Robin C, Rupa B, Samantha E, Sara P, Sherri S and Tonia W.
Special thanks for their continued support throughout this year go to: