Tonkolili Chimpanzee Project – Saving chimpanzees by creating more sustainable land

  • US$1,268.00
    raised of $2,500.00 goal
50% Funded
16 Donors

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The Tonkolili Site is what is known as a forest-farm mosaic. Farmlands are interspersed with forest fragments. Chimpanzees occupy the forest fragments and oftentimes forage in the farmlands. The damage to the crops that the local communities endure is significant. The already deeply impoverished communities struggle to survive with the losses incurred from the presence of chimpanzees. This has led to the deep conflicts between humans and chimpanzees and has, ultimately, led to chimpanzees being killed in these types of human-dominated landscapes (something that is a growing reality for all wild chimpanzees).

The Tonkolili Chimpanzee Project, having established a successful moratorium on all chimpanzee killing in the area since its inception in 2012, is committed to finding ways to mitigate conflicts between humans and chimpanzees.

Much of the Tonkolili Site is covered with seasonal floodplains, called “bolilands”. These areas cannot be cultivated without heavy equipment. The impoverished villages involved with the Tonkolili Project cannot afford heavy equipment and must cultivate all their field by hand.

If the bolilands could be utilized for agriculture, this would add 40 hectares of agricultural land for the communities. This would lessen the impacts of crop damage by chimpanzees.

We are endeavoring to raise funds to rent a tractor in order to plow 40 hectacres. The cost, relative to the positive effects it would have for the villages and chimpanzees, is very low. For $2500, a tractor could be rented and rice could be purchased to plant in these new fields.

Our aim is to raise these funds by the end of planting season (April). If we go over this amount, we will be able to cultivate more acres of boliland.

Thank you, as always, for your support!


The Tonkolili Chimpanzee Project is now a 501(c)3 tax deductible charity.

Fundraising Team

  • Andrew Halloran
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  • Campaign Owner
  • Tina Cloutier
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  • Campaign Onwer

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 29, 2020
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 25, 2020
$100.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Apr 24, 2020
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Apr 30

Tractor is procured

Update posted by Andrew Halloran at 07:15 pm

Hello Everyone,Thank you so much for your support on this project. With the money raised thus far we have procured a tractor and seeds. This will be used to convert previously unusable land into farmland and will, in turn, save chimpanzee habitat. Additionally, this farmland will provide the local communities

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16 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 29, 2020
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 25, 2020
$100.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Apr 24, 2020
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 19, 2020
$50.00
  • Kelly Froio
  • Donated on Apr 15, 2020
  • Grateful for the work you're all doing to protect the chimps and serve the people in the nearby villages.

$105.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 14, 2020
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  • Leslie Sodaro
  • Donated on Apr 14, 2020
$35.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 13, 2020
  • All the best, and good luck!

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  • Alison Osment
  • Donated on Apr 13, 2020
$10.00
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US$1,268.00
raised of $2,500.00 goal
50% Funded
16 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities