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P-WAC’s mission is carried out according to the following principles:

  • Two Inseparable Components: The Environment and the Economy

  • Two Participants: Animals and Human

  • Two angles: The conservation of protected species and sustainable development

  • One common goal: Sustainable preservation of biodiversity

The snowball effect

Diapositive6Man and his environment are inseparable. By protecting one “key species”, it is the whole ecosystem that we help adapting to changes that can no longer be avoided today. So, saving one species in danger of extinction, like the chimpanzee, leads to the preservation of its natural habitat and thus of all the species living in that environment, including man. The cycle is complete, the effect of preservation efforts enhanced…. Project P-WAC is dedicated to the protection of all animal and plant species, with one difference: it has two distinct but inter-related objectives.

Objective 1: The animal within us: P-WAC as Chimpanzee

P-WAC’s goal is to conserve the biology of the chimpanzee, but more than that. In protecting one “key” species, a whole ecosystem is protected.


Photo: Stéphanie MENG-ZIRILLI

P-WAC is dedicated to protecting all animal and plant species, with the “star” species being the chimpanzee, our closest relative. The objective of P-WAC is to put in place a sanctuary for chimpanzees harmed by human activities (poaching, deforestation) in order to care for their needs until they are able to be reintroduced to the wild.


          • Care centre for animals victims of human activities
          • Rehabilitation centre
          • Reintroduction program in the wild
          • Research station

Objective 2: Female equality: P-WAC as Woman


Today, inequality between men and women is diminishing. And yet… lack of access to education, lack of rights even within their own communities… these are typical situations for women in a number of countries.

Bringing opportunity to isolated village women is a priority for P-WAC, but obviously the opposite sex will be invited to take part in the project as well!

          • Jobs for local communities
          • Reconversion of poachers in trackers
          • Involvment of women community in the program of P-WAC

Achieving our Mission


Photo: Stéphanie MENG-ZIRILLI

P-WAC’s efforts are dedicated to applying our principles and values in the field operations to, first, build a rescue and rehabilitation center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that is staffed by local population, following ecological principles and building a long-term, sustainable operation that includes research, eco-tourism, conservation and eco-tourism leading to economic development.  We share our missions and our values through educational presentations providing knowledge and understanding.  Through bringing awareness and taking action, we strive to attain sustainable preservation of biodiversity.


Photo: Stephanie Meng
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