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In Defense of Animals-Africa

In Defense of Animals-Africa is a non-governmental organization in the Republic of Cameroon. Its mission is to save Cameroon's chimpanzees and gorillas from extinction, wage a conservation campaign against the illegal bushmeat trade, and provide sanctuary in a natural environment for chimpanzee orphans of the illegal bushmeat trade.
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700 SW 126th Ave
Beaverton , OR 97005
Contact Person: Andrea Kozil
Phone: 503-643-8302
E-Mail: andrea@ida-africa.org
Website: http://www.ida-africa.org

Detailed Information:
Chimpanzees at IDA-Africa's Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center are orphans ~ their mothers were killed for the illegal bushmeat trade. Hunters captured them as young babies, often still clinging to their mothers’ bodies, to sell as "pets" or hotel “mascots”. Some of the orphans at the Sanaga-Yong Center were rescued as infants, soon after they were taken from the forest by hunters. Others languished in strict, debilitating confinement for decades before getting their second chance for a life of joy and dignity at Sanaga-Yong.

IDA-Africa wages a Public Education and Sensitization Campaign to save chimpanzees and gorillas from extinction in Cameroon, producing and distributing posters and brochures, giving presentations in schools and adult communities, and broadcasting radio ads aimed at raising awareness of the laws against the exploitation of chimpanzees and gorillas and making it socially unacceptable to kill or eat chimpanzees and gorillas.

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