This is the world’s only organization that provides care to bonobos which were orphaned by the illegal trading of endangered wildlife. Its main mission is to protect bonobos in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
One way of conservation is through confiscation. The fact that it is illegal to kill, sell or own Bonobos in the DRC, enforcement is done by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. The infant Bonobos discovered on Black market are taken to a safe place since survival is not guaranteed in the wild without their mothers. To make this work easy, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species works hand in hand with the Congolese Ministry of Environment. Therefore, the Government lends a helping hand.
In Congo, livestock is scarce and expensive therefore, Ape sanctuaries exist because of the bush meat trade. 80% of the meat consumed is wildlife.
If the orphans arrive at Lola in critical condition, ie when they are dehydrated, malnourished, have some parasites, skin diseases or some respiratory infections among other diseases, There are veterinary staff that treat them immediately.
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