NGOs in partnership
NGOs in partnership
The H.E.L.P. Project (for
Habitat Ecologique et Liberté des Primates),
those two partners work together : one NGO, created in 1990 in the Republic
of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), H.E.L.P.
Congo and a french association created in 2000, H.E.L.P.
International. Our field of action is the protection of the primates,
in particular chimpanzee, as well as there living conditions. The actions took
place in Republic
basis of our actions
The biodiversity is threatened today everywhere on the sphere. Thousands
of vegetables and animals species disappear (about 70 per day according
to E.O. Wilson, of Harvard), even sometimes before having being described or
studied. With the current rate of deforestation, 90% of the grand
chimp habitat will be destroyed in 2030, leading to their disappearence.
For many specialists, in 20 years it will be too late to act !
Beyond those facts, it is all the human populations that are also threatened.
If Homo sapiens is an exceptional species in more than one way, it belongs
nevertheless to the order of the primates. Man and chimpanzee share 98.4% of
their genetic profile and the 1.6 % remaining return to us responsible for the
future of this "cousin".
The vocation of the H.E.L.P Project. is to act for the conservation of the primaes,
their habitat and everything that ensure the balance of it. In order to succed,
you need to protect the nature and in the same time to sensitive men. Making men
aware of their responsabilities is an integral part of the vocation of
the H.E.L.P Project…
Two strong topics of actions, several programs
In order to reach his goal to help the protection
of the primates, the H.E.L.P. Project has defined two topics of actions : "Primates
in the wild", " A
viable ecological habitat for the primates", each topics have
their own programs but connected by a "Sensitization"
part always in proress.
The part "Primates in the wild"
gather three programs, in the heart of the H.E.L.P. Project ince the begining
· welcoming chimpanzee
most orphans, started since 1990.
· The Reintroduction
in natural environment, initiated in 1996 ; 10 years later, the positive results
obtained by the H.E.L.P. Project gain widespread acceptance : not only we study
a new project of setting free but other NOG seek to follow our example.
; since 1990 actions are carried out to this level in support with the
part "An ecological habitat for the primates" has seen its programs devoloping
especially since 2000, with :
· The creation of a plantation
experimental with an aim of studying certain methods to help with the
· The initialization
studies on the ecosystem-habitat of the primates, in collaboration
with structures of research.
A close cooperation, complementary activities
The H.E.L.P. Project rests on a close cooperation between
its two structures, signatories of a contract of partnership. Each structure
has specific but complementary activities ;
Congo takes the actions on the ground, in the Republic of Congo :
the reception of chimpanzees, their reintroduction in natural environment and
the scientific follow-up of their adaptation, the antipoaching, sensitization,
the development of knowledge on the habitat of the primates...
International is charged to ensure a technical, scientific, logistic
and financial support to H.E.L.P. Congo, the media relay outside the Republic
of Congo or to work in the future of the Project through the design of new programs
or the search for partnerships.