2 new managers and a whole lot of monkeys

October has seen some changes at The Colobus Trust in the form of two new managers, Keith Thompson as the General Manager and Andrea Donaldson as the Conservation Manager. We have come with a very varied background, but for the past year we have been working as Project Managers of the Primate Release Programme at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre in Malawi, and after a year of living in a tent and washing from a bucket we are enjoy the luxury we are currently living in! Prior to this we lived in a small rural community in Cornwall, U.K., where Keith ran the village pub and I worked at The Monkey Sanctuary in Looe as a keeper and education officer.
We have now been in Diani for a little over 2 weeks and we certainly had to hit the ground running. In the first week we received 10 emergency monkey call outs – 15 is the average amount the Colobus Trust normally receives in a month. We saw a whole range of injuries from road traffic accidents to electrocutions – resulting in our first amputation, a suspected poisoning and one lone Colobus who had just lost his troop.
As we slowly find our feet, we are increasingly looking forward to the challenges ahead and hope we can do our little bit to help brighten the future of the Colobus Monkey and conserve the Coral Rag Forest.
Best wishes
Andrea x

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  1. luciana
    Posted October 22, 2010 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    Just to say WELCOME to the Colobus Trust and look forward to working with you.

  2. Posted October 25, 2010 at 2:09 am | Permalink

    And a warm welcome from your neighbours here at Diani Beachalets. Come say hi when you settle in.

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