• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
CIBIO-InBIO SUPPORTS CONSERVATION ACTION ON GUINEA-BISSAU CHIMPANZEES SEIZED IN ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE
Guinea-Bissau first non-human primate transfer to a sanctuary, co-organized by CIBIO-InBIO researcher Maria Joana Ferreira da Silva, has been attracting media attention.
 

The Guinea Bissau Institute for Biodiversity and Protected Areas transferred two chimpanzees, to the Sweetwaters sanctuary in Kenya. These animals were seized from poachers by Guinea Bissau authorities in 2014 and 2016 but reintroduction to the natural habitat failed and the animals were being kept in poor conditions.

 

The operational workflow to transfer chimpanzees to sanctuaries was not established before. Apprehension of non-human primates being kept as pets by law enforcers is hindered by the fact that there are no rescuing centers (sanctuaries) in the country. To assure this transfer it has been necessary to meet a number of requirements, including collecting and analyzing blood and fecal samples in an European lab for virus and other pathogens, applying chip identification, applying for export and import CITES and veterinarian authorizations and building transportation cages suitable for airplane travel. The Guinean authorities were supported throughout the process, by several entities, including CIBIO-InBIO, in the scope of Primaction project.

 

Primaction is a project to preserve the critically endangered western chimpanzee and other primates in Guinea-Bissau, led by CIBIO-InBIO researcher Maria Joana Ferreira da Silva. This project intends to develop a country-scale conservation management strategy, to protect primate species from illegal logging and bushmeat hunting in Guinea-Bissau.

 

 

To know more about this topic, please follow the links below:
Guiné-Bissau transfere pela primeira vez dois chimpanzés para santuário no Quénia | Observador | 23 April, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Guiné-Bissau transfere pela primeira vez dois chimpanzés para santuário no Quénia | Diário de Notícias | 23 April, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Guiné-Bissau transfere pela primeira vez dois chimpanzés para santuário no Quénia | TSF | 23 April, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Guiné-Bissau transfere pela primeira vez dois chimpanzés para santuário no Quénia | O Jogo | 23 April, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Guiné-Bissau transfere pela primeira vez dois chimpanzés para santuário no Quénia | A Bola | 23 April, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Guiné-Bissau transfere pela primeira vez dois chimpanzés para santuário no Quénia | Impala | 23 April, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Guiné-Bissau transfere pela primeira vez dois chimpanzés para santuário no Quénia | Sapo 24 | 23 April, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Guiné-Bissau transfere pela primeira vez dois chimpanzés para santuário no Quénia | CANOSABA | 23 April, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Guiné-Bissau transfere pela primeira vez chimpanzés para santuário no Quénia | Rádio Jovem | 23 April, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Bissau transfere pela primeira vez dois chimpanzés para santuário no Quénia | Notabanca | 23 April, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Guiné-Bissau transfere pela primeira vez dois chimpanzés para santuário no Quénia | Bambaram di Padida | 23 April, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Guiné-Bissau transfere pela primeira vez dois chimpanzés para santuário no Quénia | Agência Angola Press | 23 April, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Transferência inédita de dois chimpanzés para santuário no Quénia | Agência de Notícias da Guiné | 26 April, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)

 

 

To know more about Primaction project click here.

 

Posted in 2018-05-02