- Kavumu, Congo, Democratic Republic of
- Accredited 2023-09-05
- Volunteer positions available.
- Internships available.
- This sanctuary offers tours.
Lwiro Primates Rehabilitation Center (LPRC) was created in 2003 to provide a safe place for orphans victims of bushmeat and pet trade. Strategically situated only 4 km away from Kahuzi-Biega National Parc (KBNP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, makes Lwiro the ideal location for chimpanzee rehabilitation and local conservation education and outreach. LPRC provides critical contributions to conservation: providing new homes for animals that have been orphaned, most confiscated from poachers as a by-catch of bush-meat hunting; functioning as place of protection, and rehabilitation before being returned to their natural habitats, provided the conditions that led to their rescue have been resolved; preserving the genetic material of an endangered species; and the education, sensitization and empowering of the community to decrease the pressure on wild habitats.