One of the last bastions before extinction

A triple mission

Jeunes Animaux Confisqués au Katanga (J.A.C.K. – ‘young animals confiscated in Katanga’) is an independent, self-funded NGO that started in Lubumbashi (DRC) in April 2006. Run by  Franck CHANTEREAU and his wife Roxane, J.A.C.K. is...

About us

WHO WE ARE Jeunes Animaux Confisqués au Katanga (J.A.C.K.) started in 2006 in Lubumbashi, DRC. At first, the sanctuary was aimed to take in the chimpanzees confiscated by law and, since 2021, J.A.C.K. has become a...

Be THE difference

J.A.C.K. relies solely on your donations! Located in the South of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, J.A.C.K. can’t work all alone and needs your help! To give you an example: to take care of one chimpanzee...

J.A.C.K., a bastion before extinction

J.A.C.K. is a haven of peace where over a hundred primates confiscated and rescued by environmental authorities are rehabilitated with a view to one day returning to the forest.

However, with Congolese population growth soaring, our forests are being emptied on a daily basis to meet the demand for resources. Sadly, it is to be feared that, in just a few decades’ time, our beautiful forests will be literally empty, and that J.A.C.K. will become one of the last bastions where all these species will still be able to live in peace.

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9 September 2022, a day unlike any other

9 September 2022 will remain a dark day for J.A.C.K., its team, its residents and its Founders. Just over a... Read More "9 September 2022, a day unlike any other"


Baby chimp Sana is one of our latest rescues. Sana, an 8–10-month-old female chimpanzee, was seized from a hunter by... Read More "SANA, HURT FOR A LIFETIME"

One more slaughter

A whole family of chimpanzees has agaon been slaughtered on the outskirts of the Lomami National Park (LNP) has just... Read More "One more slaughter"

CHITA, one of the oldest chimpanzees at J.A.C.K.

Chita is the elder chimpanzee in the J.A.C.K. sanctuary. He is a chimpanzee who has been through a lot. He... Read More "CHITA, one of the oldest chimpanzees at J.A.C.K."

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the Lesula species

The Lesula, from its scientific name Cercopithecus lomamiensis, is a species of cercopithecus discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo... Read More "the Lesula species"

NADI finally joins a group of its kind

NADI, the little black mangabey who had a fractured hip, has finally healed completely. After being quarantined at the J.A.C.K.... Read More "NADI finally joins a group of its kind"

Mission Lodja 4: J.A.C.K. rescues 23 primates

Last week, we reported on the alarming situation of primates in Lodja, Democratic Republic of Congo. Fortunately, good news has... Read More "Mission Lodja 4: J.A.C.K. rescues 23 primates"

Unprecedented primate rescue

Since the missions carried out jointly with our partners LWIRO, COPHEG, APPACOL-PRN / Héritier Mpo, in order to support the... Read More "Unprecedented primate rescue"


J.A.C.K. Rehabilitation Center and all its  red-tailed monkey residents would like to express their deep gratitude to THOIRY-PEAUGRES CONSERVATION for its... Read More "Thanks to the THOIRY-PEAUGRES CONSERVATION Foundation"

JOMBA, a new rescue

JOMBA is a blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) that was on sale in the streets of Lubumbashi. It was a taximan... Read More "JOMBA, a new rescue"