The Aspinall Foundation

06/08/2021

The Endangered Javan Gibbon - a species at risk of extinction

The threats to wildlife and their delicate habitat continue to grow in Java as the human population encroaches on the remaining rainforest. The islands of Indonesia are a biodiversity hotspot and endemic species, such as the Javan gibbon, are...

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29/06/2021

Rescued Javan Gibbon Released Back To The Wild

RescueWhen the young female Javan gibbon, known as Femi, arrived at our Javan Primate Rehabilitation Centre in March 2018 she was less than two years old. A victim of the illegal pet trade she had been fortunate in one respect - her confiscation...

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04/06/2021

Joshi's Journey to the Wild

We are delighted to bring you news of Joshi, one of our Howletts gorillas, and his epic journey back to the wild.  Joshi, a 30-stone, 13-year-old male born at Howletts to parents Kijo and Shumba, was transferred to Congo as part of the Back To...

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08/04/2021

Mayombe & Djongo: Life on The Island

Mayombe is continuing to grow in confidence on the island with Djongo, despite the season of heavy thunderstorms that is underway. 

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31/03/2020

POSITIVE RESULTS IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Projects such as our gorilla protection projects in Gabon and Congo have already shown us that successful reintroductions are possible. As with Djongo, who has recently bonded with a young female who joined our programme in June 2019 from ZooParc...

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03/12/2019

UK First as African Painted Dog Pack Relocated to Africa

Seven-member pack will travel 4400 miles, moving from Port Lympne Reserve, Kent to Parc de la Lékédi, Gabon.Seven endangered African painted dogs from Port Lympne Reserve will soon be basking in the African sunshine of Gabon’s Parc de la Lékédi...

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16/10/2019

Two Year Anniversary For UK Gorillas Repatriated To Congo

On the morning of the 18th October 2017 four UK born western lowland gorillas stepped onto African soil for the first time.

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30/09/2019

Local Communities Play a Crucial Part Towards Conservation Success

We often mention our holistic approach to conservation and involving local communities at our projects in Africa, Madagascar and Indonesia is an important element of the work you are helping to support.

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31/08/2019

Javan Gibbons Released Back to The Wild

Whether primates join our Back to the Wild programme because they have been rescued from the illegal trade in wildlife, or because they have been born and raised in captivity, the process of preparing them for a life of freedom takes time,...

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29/07/2019

Advancing our Gorilla Protection Project in Congo & Gabon

Over twenty years ago when The Aspinall Foundation first developed the Gorilla Protection Project, initially in Congo and then expanded into Gabon, the earliest gorillas to be released originated from orphanages and sanctuaries in the region....

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