Feature – Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection



Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection

Chimpanzees are classified as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in the Red List of Threatened Species(version 2022-1).
  • Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) – Endangered *


  • Central Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ssp. troglodytes) – Endangered *
  • Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ssp. ellioti) – Endangered *
  • Western Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ssp. verus) – Critically Endangered *
  • Eastern Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ssp. schweinfurthii) – Endangered *

About LCRP

Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection (LCRP) is the first and only chimpanzee sanctuary and conservation center in Liberia, rescuing chimpanzees who are victims of the illegal bushmeat and pet trades, whilst protecting and conserving wild individuals and population.

LCRP is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of chimpanzees, both wild and orphaned, in Liberia, and since 2010 the team have worked tirelessly with wildlife conservation organizations including The Jane Goodall Institute, EcoHealth Alliance, Smithsonian Institute, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, and ​Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.

More than 59 orphaned chimpanzees, nearly all under the age of five, are currently under the care of the LCRP team, and each month, more captive chimpanzees are confiscated, allowing for the enforcement of Liberia’s wildlife laws.

Along with their support of public awareness campaigns and community engagement programs, the LCRP team also support vaccination and rabies control programs, emerging disease research, legislative development and conservation action planning.

 Meet LCRP  Undercover Chimp Rescue
 (Credit: The Dodo) (Credit: LCRP / BBC Earth) 

(photos by Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection)

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This team and their vital work needs your help.

So what can you do to help?


… the answer is a great deal … and all of it would make a difference …

 Read more about the LCRP team’s work …
Visit the LCRP 
 Adopt a chimpanzee …
Visit LCRP Adoption 
 Donate to LCRP directly …
Visit LCRP Donations 
 Follow LCRP on social media …

… and just as important … tell everyone you know  …

… please tweet, re-tweet, share, post, re-post, and tag @liberiachimps with #liberiachimps telling as many people as you can about the dedication and vital work of the Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue and Protection team …

… join the conservation family and together let’s all do some good … thank you!

#WorldChimpanzeeDay   #LiberiaChimpanzeeRescue   #LiberiaChimps   #BabyChimpRescue

#NatureIsEveryonesBusiness   #Biodiversity   #WildlifeConservation

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