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Animal Awareness Day

Monday, 28 April 2008

Animal Awareness Day

SONAIRTE Eco Centre (Laytown Rd) Sat. 10th May

chimpsA unique event to raise funds to assist Lwiro Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Africa! This event is an opportunity to raise funds needed for food, medicine and salaries for local staff, but also infrastructural development to help build new enclosures and support buildings for Lwiro Primate Sanctuary. It is hoped that the event will also raise the public’s awareness about protecting wildlife and the environment, their threats and the promotion of conservation efforts of native and exotic animals.

There are 26 endangered chimpanzees and 20 species of monkeys at Lwiro. It is planned that a release site will be purchased for the establishment of a long-term release site for the confiscated chimps.

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