1st December 2016

Press release

Pan African Sanctuary Alliance Conference in Uganda (PASA)

1st-4th December 2016


Pearl Hall, Imperial Botanical beach Hotel Entebbe

This year Chimpanzee Trust that manages Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary is hosting the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) conference 1st – 4th December 2016 in Entebbe. This has brought together all the 22 member sanctuaries in 13 countries of Africa. They are sharing about the experiences and build capacity among its members better manage their sanctuaries.

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) is the largest network of wildlife sanctuaries across Africa. The Alliance aims at securing a future for Africa’s primates, their habitats by rescuing, caring for orphaned apes and monkeys, protecting endangered primates from extinction, working to stop the hunting of endangered species and the illicit pet trade, educating the public and empowering communities. The wildlife centers collectively employ nearly 500 staff, and care for more than 2,800 great apes, monkeys, and other primates. They contribute more than US$5,000,000 into local African economies each year.

PASA unifies its member wildlife centers and advocates on their behalf at the international level, provides vital support, and works with them to raise awareness globally about wildlife conservation issues. PASA builds the capacity of its members by providing workshops and other training, guidance, and networking opportunities.

The Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu who was the first board member of Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary will officially open the conference on Friday 2nd December at Imperial Botanical Hotel. He will deliver a keynote address about government opinion of sanctuaries and how governments can cooperate with sanctuaries

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For more information:
Contact: Lilly Ajarova| Executive Director |Chimpanzee Trust | P.O. Box 884 Entebbe, Uganda |Tel: +256 (0) 414 320662 | Mob: +256 759 221537 | E: director@ngambaisland.org and website: www.ngambaisland.org |


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