Newsletter Sal – June 2017

Newsletter Sal – June 2017

Calao Luxembourg has performed two monthly beach cleaning over the last month in the North-Eastern shore of Sal Island, in the area of Pedro de Lume.

The amount of plastic debris, especially fragmented fishing nets, accumulating on the coast has increased over the recent months, and we decided to step up the frequency of our actions.
We focused during our first cleaning to larger debris, and during the second one we focused on the tiny bits of fishing nets and plastics, which required far more time and energy.
A group of 12 volunteers from Espargos helped us during each operation to collect overall more than 1 ton of marine waste in two days.

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THEM!

Newsletter Matapes Community School May 2017

Newsletter Matapes Community School May 2017

The drought, which lasts already for seven months in the North of Kenya, did not spare our Community School in Matapes (Latakwen region). From the 117 children registered in 2016/2017 at school only 32 are present, the others had to flee their homes with their parents to better place for their cattle.
Unfortunately, no food has been delivered from the Government yet, an usual process that motivates Samburus to stay at school.
Most of families had to move far from the school to be able to access water and food.  Most of their cattle died during the drought and the situation is worsening.

Please keep on supporting our actions in the region …..

The school and above all CHILDREN needs your support to get food  

You can always foster one child with 15 EUR per month – please use our crowdfunding button

 

 

Newsletter Sal – May 2017

Newsletter Sal – May 2017

On 29th April 2017, thanks to a great team of volunteers, a new beach cleaning was made in Parda Beach, nearby Shark point.

300 Kgs were picked up! but there is still a lot to do on that beach.
Another beach cleaning is planned later in the month.
Thanks to Gato Brabo, we got all these pictures.

Thanks to you all for your great job!

“I have a week to make a change” by Hilda Tresz

“I have a week to make a change” by Hilda Tresz

Not all zoos reach the international standards to keep animals “between bars”.
So many zoos do not know how to handle animals. The lack of experience and the fear of their management and staff are the main reasons why some animals suffer from solitary confinement.

Hilda has been working for years to help animals in solitary confinement in zoos around the World.  She reminds all zoos their responsability in helping animals in enclosures.  As she said “These animals did not ask to be there; you are their eyes! you have to understand them and help them.  you are responsible for them“.
She creates new environments out of nothing and educates caregivers and zoo keepers how to make a better life to these animals.  She has no fear to express her disapproval to management and governments on zoo animal caring issues.

She has been working with Calao since 2012 when she came to Abidjan Zoo to help out with the chimps.  She has a fabulous experience on doing enrichment with no means.  She is a great support and Calao could not do without her advices at Abidjan Zoo.

“I have a week to make a change” by Hilda Tresz,  this film is dedicated to her great job.

THANKS HILDA!  Keep the good job!

Un soigneur du Zoo de San Diego se mobilise pour l’éducation en CIV

Un soigneur du Zoo de San Diego se mobilise pour l’éducation en CIV

Calao et ses membres remercient Jeremy Fontaine pour avoir récolté la somme de 2000 USD afin d’acheter du matériel éducatif (Equipment for Abidjan Zoo Jeremy Fontaine) pour le Centre d’éducation du Zoo d’Abidjan.

Jeremy, Biologiste de formation, est soigneur au Zoo de San Diego (USA) dans le domaine des reptiles et des amphibiens. Il a mis en place un tournoi de Golf, nommé “Golf for Wildlife“.  L’objectif de “Golf for Wildlife” est de promouvoir la sensibilisation au public et contribuer aux efforts de conservation grâce à la collecte de fonds. Chaque année, des projets sont choisis et bénéficient des fonds recueillis lors de l’événement annuel. L’idée est de sauver la faune sauvage en jouant du golf!

En 2015, Jeremy a collecté 2000 USD pour l’Association du Calao asbl.

Nous espèrons pouvoir apporter cette somme et acheté le matériel nécessaire à un programme de sensibilisation des communautés locales sur la protection de la biodiversité.

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