> H.E.L.P. Project
None Gouvernementale Organisation
standard association, created on February 15, 1990 by Aliette
Jamart in Pointe Noire, Republic
of Congo (H.E.L.P. Congo, BP 335, Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo).
To act in favour
of the Primates and their habitat through:
1°) The reception of chimpanzees
resulting from the proaching and seized by the Congolese authorities.
2°) The reintegration of chimpanzee
in natural environment.
3°) The follow-up post-to slacken reintroduced
chimpanzees, at ends of safety and scientific research ; spreading
of the results that we had.
4°) Assistance with the Congolese
authorities in their fight against the poaching.
5°) The sensitizing
and formation of the local human communities to the conservation of their natural
6°) The development of the knowledge
on the habitat of the primates and the tools necessary to contribute
to their durable management.
In 1989, Aliette Jamart,
Frenchwoman living in Pointe Noire since the Sixties, takes in charge in her
own house the chimpanzees and other primates living under miserable conditions
at the zoo of Pointe Noire : << We initially took out two
babies from the zoo. The male died, it remained to us the female, Jeannette,
which I welcomed in my home... once we took chimpanzees with ourself , that
becomes impossible to turn them away from you.
> >. Very quickly, orphans victims
of the poaching are added to the first boarders. But Aliette knows that welcoming
them is not enough. It is also necessary to stop the illegal traffic or to protect
the forest. February 15, 1990, to officialize her action, Aliette Jamart set
up H.E.L.P. Congo and defines its missions.
Main reference mark dates
1991: The Congolese government put 3 islands at our disposal
lagoon of Conkouati (180 km in the north of Pointe Noire)
; creation of the " Sanctuary
of Conkouati ".
· November 1996 : first
of 5 chimpanzees on the Triangle, forest belt included in the National
Park of Conkouati-Douli and put at disposal by the Congolese
government. Jeanette belongs to this group. Since then, 4 others released took
· 1996 - Today : continuation
of the follow-up of the reintroduced chimpanzees and their descent
· 2000 - Today : Development
of the other programs, in parallel with the released : sensitizing,
plantation, scientific operation on the habitat
of the primates...
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H.E.L.P. Congo is organized
according to an associative model with a board of directors, composed
of Congolese and French expatriate of long date. On the field, work is ensured
by the voluntary ones of all countries and Congolese employees, under the direction
of Aliette Jamart, president-founder. H.E.L.P. Congo is one of the principal
employers on the zone of Conkouati.
Since 2000, its actions are defined in collaboration with H.E.L.P.
International. This last structure collects the very great majority of the
and refunds H.E.L.P. Congo of its expenses on documents of proof.
The official head office
of H.E.L.P. Congo is located in Pointe Noire where is a room with office
and computer equipment.
orphan chimpanzees are accomodated on the Sanctuary
of Conkouati. When they are rather autonomous, the chimpanzees
live on one of the wooded islands of the Sanctuary. This last, contiguous to
plantation, is also the principal base of H.E.L.P. Congo on the ground
because accessible by the road.
where the released of the reintroduced
chimpanzees took place, is a forest belt of approximately 21
km². A camp, divided into two parts, allows the reception of the teams
in charge of the follow-up of the reintroduced individuals. It is accessible
only by boat.