Tag: primates

Project update
Published: December 16, 2023

Angola Chimpanzee trafficking and poaching pose severe threats to these intelligent and endangered primates. Illegally captured chimpanzees often endure traumatic experiences, separated from their families and natural habitats. The trafficking of chimpanzees not only disrupts ecosystems but also raises ethical concerns about the treatment of these highly social and emotionally complex animals. Our efforts focus […]

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December 1, 2023

Check out Jane Goodall Institute’s article on Tina, Januario, Walter and Jose from Mission Caita. The article is in English.

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September 18, 2023

Check out La Nacion’s article on Mission Caita. The article is in Spanish.

Project update
December 15, 2022

Relocation to Congo With the limited means and political tensions that were rising in the region, Wild at Life e.V. provided Januario with the best that we could. He had what he needed but unfortunately, his living condition was subpar.

Project update
July 15, 2021

Check out Jampressltd’s Instagram covering the rescue of Matiaba from Wild at Life e.V’s Mission Caita in Angola. The video’s subtitles are in English.

Project update
July 15, 2021

RTL News shares the story of Matiaba being rescued from the hands of poachers who killed his mother. In the sanctuary where he was brought to, Matiaba is raised with a feeding bottle and slowly regains his lost self-confidence. The

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March 24, 2021

Zeze, who suffered a machete wound that left him blind, is now happily thriving in Jane Goodall’s Tchimpounga sanctuary in Congo. The article is in English.

Project update
December 25, 2020

Hurriyet Daily News talks about the potential charges Meriç İzgi and an accomplice may face for illegally smuggling macaques into Türkiye. The article is in English.

Project update
September 29, 2020

Daily Star published an article about Caliado, the young chimpanzee who witnessed the murder of his entire family after being captured from the wild. After Wild at Life e.V.’s intervention, Caliado received medical treatment for abrasions found on his limps

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September 19, 2020

The Daily Sabah covered the story where Wild at Life e.V. spearheaded efforts to bring legal charges against Meriç Izgi after efforts to educate him were in vain. The article also quoted Wild at Life e.V.’s founder Asli Han Gedik

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September 18, 2020

The Daily Sabah reported that anti-smuggling police raided Meriç Izgi’s home and detained him for violating an international treaty against the smuggling of macaque monkeys. The article is in English.

Project update
September 17, 2020

Haber Global wrote an article about seizing all three of Meriç İzgi’s monkeys, which he illegally obtained them. The smuggling branch detained Meriç İzgi, who is expected to be sent to the courthouse tomorrow. The article is in Turkish.

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September 16, 2020

Haber Global reports on Meriç İzgi’s illegal activities and how he also tried to close Wild at Life e.V.’s page. The article is in Turkish.

Project update
September 16, 2020

The DailyMail published a piece on Caita, the chimpanzee that inspired Wild at Life e.V. to create “Mission Caita”, an ongoing project dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating trafficked and abused primates across Africa. The article is in English.

Project update
September 14, 2020

Onedio calls out Turkish influencer Meriç İzgi for his “smuggling habits” – illegally buying another monkey after the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry confiscated his previous ones. The article is in Turkish.

Project update
June 5, 2020

The Jane Goodall Institute – our partnering organisation that takes in our rescued chimps to their Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in Congo – has published a part of Mission Caita on their website. They highlighted the challenges chimpanzees faced, explaining

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April 17, 2020

In this article, Epistle News talks about how susceptible primates are to fall victim to the illegal wildlife trade, and the correlation between these wet markets and pandemics. The article is in English.

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February 23, 2020

Naturee’s video offer a glimpse of what rescuing Caita was like when she was first found in the back of a car trunk. The video also touches on Aslihan Gedik’s professional background, Wild at Life e.V.’s motto, and the importance

Project update
April 28, 2018

Yeşil Gazete covers Wild at Life e.V.’s Mission Caita which consisted of many months of planning and negotiations between authorities and sanctuaries. The article is in Turkish.

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