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For the Mona Foundation it is an honor and pleasure to have Carme visiting us. 10 years have already passed since she participated in the rescue of the first group of chimpanzees that were to be housed at Mona. As an acknowledgement, Mona aims to help spread Lwiro’s project and collaborate with the donation of enrichment material and animal medication.

On Wednesday 26th of January Carme Vidal will visit Mona’s rescue center to lecture on the state of conservation of primates in the DR of Congo and to present the work carried out at the Lwiro’s Primate Rehabilitation Center (CRPL) that she runs. Currently, Lwiro houses a total of 50 chimpanzees and more than 60 other primate species and it is dependent on the Spanish NGO Coopera. Vidal has been managing the Primate Sanctuary since 2006 taking care of the primates confiscated by the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation.

Event Details:

Speaker: Carmen Vidal, Veterinary and Technical Director of Lwiro’s Primate Rehabilitation Center (DR Congo)

Date: Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Mona Foundation’s Primates Rescue Center. Cassà Road, 1km – Riudellots de la Selva (Girona)

Capacity: Limited to 40 people. Prior booking is necessary through recerca@fundacionmona.org  or by calling 972 477 618

Comments: Free entrance. At the end of the conference donations to CRPL can be offered. One of the most needed things by the center and difficult to get in the DR of Congo is medication for the primates, such as: amoxicillin-clavulanic, oral cephalosporin (Cephalexin). If you prefer to buy medicines instead of a donation, these can be purchased at any pharmacy.

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