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27 June 2016

Rainforest Trust Approves 3-Year Funding for Tofala and Mak-Betchou Great Apes conservation

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Rainforest Trust Approves 3-Year Funding for Tofala and Mak-Betchou Great Apes conservation

One of the world’s leaders in the protection of tropical ecosystems and wildlife, Rainforest Trust-USA, has approved a 3-year funding for the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary and proposed Mak-Betchou Wildlife Sanctuary.

The funding, which is to the tune of over 700 000 USD will between 2016 to 2019 support the final completion of the creation of the Mak-Betchou Wildlife Sanctuary. It will also help in the development and implementation of the Management Plan for the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary.

This gesture has been greeted with lots of ecstasy by the President/CEO of ERuDeF, Louis Nkembi

“This is a historic success for ERuDeF and I heartily thank the CEO of Rainforest Trust for this wonderful support. ERuDeF remains indebted to Rainforest Trust for this generous donation” Mr. Louis said.

The President/CEO said this funding is a bold step towards providing a safe haven to some over 300 chimpanzees, unknown population of gorillas, over 100 elephants as well as other endangered wildlife and plants in the Proposed Mak-betchou Wildlife Sanctuary.

The funding will equally support the effective management of the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary host to close to 40 Cross River Gorillas, 150 Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees, unknown populations of Drills, Preuss Guenon, amphibians and Bushman Potto.

 Ndimuh Bertrand Shancho