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Macaque Mountaineers fundraising page

6 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][lt]img src="http://i62.tinypic.com/5dlzs3.jpg" alt="" width="413" height="198" /[gt][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][b][span=color: #008000;]10 Zookeepers from 5 Zoos across the United kingdom have swapped their zookeeping role for the mountains, in a bid to raise both funds and awareness for the Sulawesi crested black macaque and Selamatkan Yaki - a project set up to protect the species.[/span][/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt] [b]The challenge will see the group climb the three peaks - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pyke and Snowdon, in a 24 hour period, with a total of 13 hours walking, the 27 mile route ascending/descending 2900m.[/b] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][lt]img title="Selamatkan Yaki" src="http://i62.tinypic.com/25ssebn.jpg" alt="Selamatkan yaki" width="394" height="226" /[gt][/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Selamatkan Yaki is a conservation programme that aims to protect yaki – the Sulawesi crested black macaques and their forest habitat.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]North Sulawesi is home to an incredible diversity of plant and animal species, with one of the highest levels of endemism (species unique to the area) in the world. However, due to hunting, forest loss and the pet trade many of these unique species are under threat. One of the most threatened is the Sulawesi crested black macaque – known locally as yaki. Restricted to small forest fragments in the Northern tip of the island, these monkeys have experienced an estimated population decline of up to 90% in the last 30 years, and are now Critically Endangered and in urgent need of protection.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Selamatkan Yaki is a project through the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust based at Paignton Zoo in the UK, comprising a strong collaboration of partners, with support and cooperation from key stakeholders. By focussing on protected area management, ecotourism, community development, education and awareness-raising we can work together to reduce the threats to the species. By protecting yaki, we also safeguard many other species, and the people that live alongside them.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Our project is still in its infancy, thus the development and long-term continuation of our conservation activities are dependent on small grants and donor money. Through your support we will be able to initiate upcoming projects addressing our objectives, in order to reduce the threats to this beautiful primate species. [lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][b]A donation is quick and simple though this page, and will be very gratefully received. Please accept our most sincere thanks for your support. We hope you have a wonderful day, with a nice warm feeling of doing good. :)[/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][b]Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and on [url=http://www.selamatkanyaki.com]www.selamatkanyaki.com[/url][/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][b] [/b][lt]img title="Selamatkan Yaki logo" src="http://i59.tinypic.com/71k9br.jpg" alt="Selamatkan yaki" width="176" height="149" /[gt][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

05 Jul 2014



Aug 25, 2014

Howletts office

£13.00 plus £3.25 Gift Aid

Aug 19, 2014

Ruth Collens

Hi, I live locally and spoke to one of your Keepers just recently who said you were out in Sulawesi now. I've also done some fieldwork with the Buton macaque in Sulawesi so wanted to support the charity. I am guessing you did well! Best wishes Ruth

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Aug 8, 2014


Drusillas staff x


Jul 24, 2014

Phil Mechanic Howletts

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jul 16, 2014


Drusillas staff x


Jul 16, 2014


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 14, 2014


Donations from Drusillas staff, john and Andy.. And the climbing team left over budget also :)


Jul 14, 2014

Nick, Janet, Sally and Tony.

Congratulations to Steph, and the rest of the team!

£65.00 plus £16.25 Gift Aid

Jul 13, 2014


For them and their home!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 11, 2014

McG family + friends

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jodie Dryden

Jodie Dryden

Lewis Rowden

Lewis Rowden

Stephanie Sawyer

Stephanie Sawyer

Poppy McGoldrick

Poppy McGoldrick

Nicole Fenton

Nicole Fenton

Nicola Wright

Nicola Wright