As some of you know already, the INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE has been enforcing security at the sanctuary through its support to the two armed National Park Rangers who work day and night at the sanctuary. Their presence is important to the residents and to the personnel of J.A.C.K.: the DRC area where the sanctuary is located is regularly shaken by unrest and it is crucial to keep everyone at J.A.C.K. safe from harm!
This year, in addition to security enforcement, IPPL has also supported the team during the five-month-lockdown and it has also helped to improve the personnel area at the sanctuary.
The team had indeed lived in basic conditions during the five-month-long lockdown and improving the accommodation and the organization of the two personnel buildings at J.A.C.K. was a necessity. This first total isolation experience has showed the importance of a better place to work, to live, to cook, to eat and to rest for all the staff members.
Therefore, on-site developments have been brought to facilitate life: changes in the internal lay-out of the buildings (building lockers, shelves, beds, and tables, electricity installation), improvement of the shower and construction of a roof to protect the buildings.
Personnel buildings BEFORE
Personnel buildings AFTER and thanks to the support of IPPL
Also, since the personnel area had been totally reshaped and repainted, new paint was brought onto the kitchen where the food of the chimpanzees is prepared.
The personnel of J.A.C.K. and the residents of the sanctuary are extremely grateful to the INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE and its great donors for their endless and valuable support! Thanks to their generosity and trust, very important on-site developments have been possible in the staff area as well as in the kitchen. Since the Covid19 virus is slowly following its propagation, J.A.C.K. sanctuary is now more prepared should a second total lockdown be imposed on its team members.
Thank YOU for the team of J.A.C.K.!