About Us

Wakuluzu, Friends of the Colobus Trust is a conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the rare Angolan Colobus monkey [Colobus angolensis palliatus] and its coastal forest habitat in Southern Kenya. The Trust was established in 1997 in response to an outcry from local residents about the high number of deaths of the Colobus in the Diani area. Now, six years later, the Trust has numerous projects concerning the wildlife and the citizens of Kenya, including animal welfare, biological/ecological research, community development and education, forest protection and enrichment and eco-tourism awareness programmes.

Our Mission Statement is:

To promote, in close co-operation with other organisations and local communities, the conservation, preservation and protection of primates, in particular the Angolan Colobus monkey [Colobus angolensis palliatus] and its associated coastal forest habitat in Kenya.

Wakuluzu`s Goals are to:

* conserve and protect the Angolan Colobus and its habitat in Kenya;

* inspire interest and participation in primate and environmental conservation;

* promote the welfare of primates and to reduce the impact of human development on the environment in Diani and Kenya;

* further understanding of the primate species and their conservation;

* be able to respond and deliver a high quality primate rescue and rehabilitation service; and

* become a model for other conservation based charities in Kenya to follow and emulate; a considerate employer through training and fair wage structure, to be self-funding, producing high quality valuable work and to be transparent.

Wakuluzu: Friends of the Colobus Trust Limited is a Kenyan registered, not for profit company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital.

COLOBUS TRUST PROGRAMMES

1. Primate Rescue

2. Long-Term Injury Care & Rehabilitation

3. Bridge Buidling

4. Research

5. Electrocution Hotspot Monitoring

6. Human – Wildlife Conflict / Pest Management

7. Pest Control Method

8. Forest Protection

9. Educational Workshops

10. Eco-Tourism

11. Tourist Awareness

12. Publicity & Marketing