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Projects: Cameroon 2013

Work with Ape Action Africa
Cameroon: Yaounde, Mefou National Park

Dates:
13th – 25th October (Film Chimpanzees and Gorillas)
27th October – 8th November (Primate Education and Outreach Project Video)
10th – 22nd November (Filming Football for Apes)

Film Chimpanzees and Gorillas
This project will take you to the forests of Cameroon where you will work with Ape Action Africa, who are committed to protecting the great apes by rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned or injured gorillas and chimpanzees.

Working as part of a video team you will be creating a documentary designed to show charities supporters how their donations have supported the primates of the sanctuary. You will be filming the daily activities witnessing first hand the efforts that go into caring for injured and orphaned apes.

You will get to experience of rewards of seeing apes being rehabilitated and also learn from world experts on the troubling issues facing the conservation of gorillas and chimpanzees.

As part of the experience you will also get to canoe down the neighbouring mangrove swamps, a rare ecosystem that is teeming with life.

For the duration of this project you will be living on location at Cameroon’s Mefou National Park, allowing you the chance to film the action as it happens and edit the footage in a unique environment.

This trip is perfect for someone who wants the opportunity to see iconic great apes and meet people that work closely with them.

Notice: Although you will be in close proximity to the apes, only Ape Action Africa staff will be allowed to handle them.

Primate Education and Outreach Project Video

This project will take you to the forests of Cameroon where you will work with Ape Action Africa, who are committed to protecting the great apes by rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned or injured gorillas and chimpanzees.

Volunteers will be creating a film covering the recently formed women’s community group showcasing how Ape Action Africa involves the wider community within its conservation efforts. Your film will capture footage of the orphaned apes housed within the sanctuary as well as the opportunity to interview people from the surrounding villages to discuss their changing attitudes towards the primates.

You will get to experience of rewards of seeing apes being rehabilitated and also learn from world experts on the troubling issues facing the conservation of gorillas and chimpanzees.

This trip also includes a visit to the coast of Cameroon allowing you to see the diverse landscapes of the country and take a dip in the Atlantic.

For the duration of this project you will be living on location at Cameroon’s Mefou National Park, allowing you the chance to film the action as it happens and edit the footage in a unique environment.

This trip is perfect for someone who wants the opportunity to film iconic great apes and explore the links between communities and conservation.

Notice: Although you will be in close proximity to the apes only Ape Action Africa staff will be allowed to handle them.

Filming Football for Apes

This project will take you to the forests of Cameroon where you will work with Ape Action Africa, who are committed to protecting the great apes by rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned or injured gorillas and chimpanzees.

You will be creating a film covering Ape Action Africa’s community football project, where the sanctuary are combining the faces of their primates with the power that football has to inspire the youth in Cameroon.

Filming in both the sanctuary and neighbouring communities you will be capturing interviews with the players and the excitement of the games that are played.

This is a unique opportunity to see how a conservation message is spread through new and innovative methods to engage the public.

You will get to experience of rewards of seeing apes being rehabilitated and also learn from world experts on the troubling issues facing the conservation of gorillas and chimpanzees, while having the chance to play some ball with talented youngsters and perhaps even a Cameroonian football legend.

For the duration of this project you will be living on location at Cameroon’s Mefou National Park, allowing you the chance to film the action as it happens and edit the footage in a unique environment.

This trip is perfect for someone who wants the opportunity to film iconic great apes and the experience of filming in a live and uncontrolled situation of a football match.

Notice: Although you will be in close proximity to the apes only Ape Action Africa staff will be allowed to handle them.

Cost: £950

Provided:
Accommodation
3 meals a day and all clean drinking water
Access to cameras, laptops and 3G internet when reception allows
Transport between Yaounde and Mefou

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