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Saving Bulindi Chimps

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WE ARE GROWING! New Faces, New Challenges
December 04, 2017

     In Uganda's Hoima District,10 or more groups of wild chimps cling narrowly to survival in disappearing habitat around villages (the  See more

BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF CSWCT

THE STORY:

Our target to expand this successful project is $15,000 and the great news is we've already raised the first $5,000!

Will you help us with the remaining $10,000?

This fundraiser is to support and expand a highly successful pilot program in Uganda implemented by the Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project (BCCP). Sponsored by the US-based nonprofit, Friends of Chimps, this fundraiser will allow us to expand a community-based project working with farmers to reduce deforestation, plant trees, send children to school and ultimately, save small populations of wild chimpanzees struggling to survive mounting human population pressure.

In the first year pilot at Bulindi, 33 children were sent to school, over 200,000 tree seedlings were planted, not one mature tree was cut down and 4 new chimps were born! 

Now we can more than double our impact by adding a second site at nearby Wagaisa where 35 additional chimps need your help.

The Bulindi chimps survive in privately-owned forest fragments where there is concern of further forest cutting by local subsistence farmers. The total number of chimps in this area is 260 but Bulindi is especially vulnerable with 22 chimps remaining. The good news is baby chimps are still being born. The bad news is they are all at risk from human activity. In one sad example, a female and her infant were killed last year, hit by a car when trying to cross the road. 

This project is helping ensure their future, and because of its success, it is time to add a 2nd site at Wagaisa.  We'll more than double the benefits to local families and their forests - and to chimps.

This project works!

What Friends of Chimps loves about this project is its on-the-ground efforts to work directly with and empower the people in the communities surrounding the forest. Here are some examples of how your donations will be put to use:

$10 - buys a school uniform for a high school school student

$25 - provides 5 energy-saving stoves for local households

$50 - buys hundreds of tree seedlings

$75 - covers a one month salary for a tree nursery attendant

$100 - pays one full year of elementary school fees for two children

$150 - results in 10kg of coffee seedlings

$200 - covers a one month salary for a local forest & chimp monitor

$250 - pays for a full year of tuition, uniform & supplies for one high school student

In Uganda, the visionary behind this project is British scholar, Dr. Matt McLennan (seen in one of the photos). Dr. Nancy Merrick, author of Among Chimpanzees, and Friends of Chimps Board member is Dr. McLennan's colleague in the U.S. (also seen in one of the photos). Other scientists and conservationists closely involved in the project are Dr. Maureen McCarthy, Jack Lester, Dr. Marie Cibot, Jacqueline Rohen, and Ugandan environmentalist Moses Ssemahunge. All share a lifelong passion for and committment to preserving chimpanzees and their natural habitat. 

Thank you so much for your consideration and support. If you have any questions about the project, please don't hesitate to contact us through the Friends of Chimps website.

Final note, Friends of Chimps' legal name is 'Friends of CSWCT' so that's what you're seeing as the name of the organization on Crowdrise. Two thumbs up for this awesome fundraiser!

$9,354

MONEY RAISED
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  • Catherine Craig

    $100

  • Earl E. Shelp, Ph.D.

    $100

  • Janet Horsman

    $25

  • Kate Lairmore

    $10

  • Myra Nunley Tribute to Nancy Merrick

    $50

  • Kay Giles and Michael Mariani

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Penny Nelson

    $250

  • Frans X. Plooij

    $500

  • Judith

    $10

  • Roz Shrader

    $250

  • Bridget Macedonski

    $25

  • Keely Kathleen

    $10

  • Keri Burick

    $20

  • Lauren

    $25

  • Beth Merrick

     

  • Stephanie Jorgensen

    $200

  • Robert Farnsworth

    $100

  • Joann Schilling

     

  • Velma

    $100

  • Amy Pandya-Jones

    $25

  • Sheri Mandel

    $25

  • Philippe CIBOT

    $50

  • Andy Johnson

    $50

  • Pamela Hokanson

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sabrena Rodriguez

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Grant Heidrich

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karin Carrington

    $100

  • Tom & Debbie Golden

    $50

  • Genie Jones

    $25

  • Melissa and Steve Wantz

    $50

  • Denice & Steven Barr

    $250

  • Nancy Merrick

    $500

  • Geoff & Marilyn Godfrey

    $25

  • Guillaume

    $50

  • pauline ecroulant

    $30

  • Andrea Korner-Schink

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sara Shields

    $25

  • Bob Mellman

     

  • Cibot Christian

    $30

  • Dr. Jeffrey P. Cain

    $25

  • Fran Boland

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ann Melvin

    $150

  • Friend of Bulindi

    $500

  • Lynn Rockney and Kenny Finger

    $50

  • John and Cathy Puccetti

    $100

  • Church of the Foothills Donors

    $410

  • Catherine Craig

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Church of the Foothills Donors

    $150

  • Edith Pham

    $100

  • Joan Whitley

    $100

  • Madeleine waddell

     

  • Erna Toback, PhD

     

  • Eliana Scher

    $50

  • Akira Watts

    $10

  • Penny Nelson

    $100

  • Maggie Rohen

    $100

  • Anja

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Laura

    $25

  • Marie

    $10

  • L. Pawson & D. Ryan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Rowan

    $50

  • Ian Crawford

    $10

  • Kristell Acosta

    $25

  • Beth Merrick

    $200

  • Michelle Brazier

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Robert Watts

    $11

  • LPJ

    $15

  • Bridget M

    $23

  • Penny

    $10

  • Mic

    $25

  • Kathy Kwei

    $25

  • Bob and Pam Farnsworth

    $100

  • Bridget M

    $20

  • April and Zac

    $35

  • Kay Giles

    $50

  • Dawna Wallis

     

  • Jennifer D

    $100

  • Denice and Steve Barr

    $250

  • Karen MacConell

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Brad Court

    $150

  • Velma Shepherd

    $100

  • Andy Achenbaum and Barbara Lewis

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jade Yoga

    $575

  • Family Malloy

    $100

  • Flanagan Family

    $50

  • Kay Giles

    $50

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94% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $9,354 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

FRIENDS OF CSWCT

Amount Raised

$5,778

 

58% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Merrick

Amount Raised

$2,105

Fundraiser Title

Jade Yoga

Amount Raised

$575

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Amy Bond

Amount Raised

$390

 

156% Raised of $250 Goal

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Robert Farnsworth

Amount Raised

$375

 

94% Raised of $400 Goal

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Laura Feller

Amount Raised

$131

 

33% Raised of $400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

mahdi tamizi

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Kay Giles

Kay Giles

DONATION: $50

Thank you for all you do, Nancy and Gary!! 3 months ago

Flanagan Family

Flanagan Family

DONATION: $50

In Honor of Pat McCart-Malloy 7 months ago

Family Malloy

Family Malloy

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Jade Yoga

Jade Yoga

DONATION: $575

8 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Andy Achenbaum and Barbara Lewis

Andy Achenbaum and Barbara Lewis

In honor of Earl Shelp 8 months ago

Velma Shepherd

Velma Shepherd

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Brad Court

Brad Court

DONATION: $150

12 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Karen MacConell

Karen MacConell

DONATION: $50

Recognizing Nancy Merrick's passion for this project 1 year ago