Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

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Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary is in Sierra Leone, West Africa. We are located in the much threatened Western Area Peninsula Forest Reserve, close to Freetown - the capital. The sanctuary covers 100 acres of important rainforest and watershed.It is illegal in Sierra Leone to hunt, capture, kill or keep chimpanzees. Tacugama was established in 1995 to home and rehabilitate confiscated, orphaned and abandoned chimps and so enable effective enforcement of the law. The sanctuary now takes care of over 90 chimps. Much work is also undertaken towards stopping the illegal trade of this endangered species, and supporting the protection and conservation of chimpanzees in the wild through education, communication and legal enforcement.

For more information visit our website on http://www.tacugama.com



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Freetown, Sierra Leone

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