the sanctuary - our hundred acre wood
In December 2017, LCRP purchased a 25 year lease on 100 acres of forested land from the local community.
This was a huge step forward for the establishment of the sanctuary, as we now have a real place to call home – our Hundred Acre Wood!
This land is set in the Marshall Wetlands, a beautiful and important estuarine habitat with vast mangrove forests and unique biodiversity. The area is a proposed protected area, meaning long-term security, community partnerships and ecotourism opportunities.
We very excited to relocate the chimps to this beautiful and natural new home, but must first raise the money to build proper facilities, ensuring happy and healthy chimpanzees and a great working environment for the team.
"You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."
- A.A. Milne