Beads for Chimps
Conservation in Zoo
About the Organization
Beads for chimps is a collaboration of Community Action Project and Oakland Zoo, selling beautiful handmade paper beads to raise money for conservation!
Beads for chimps helps chimpanzees in many ways. Margaret and her fellow co-workers use recycled magazines and newspapers to make the beads in order to reduce their impact on the environment. An important aspect of the Community Action Project is respecting the environment - they live near Kibale National Park, which boasts the densest population of primates in Africa, as well as many other species of wildlife. Reducing trash and making a statement about recycling and reusing helps all the animals in the area! Most importantly, all of the profits from selling the beads goes directly to the Budongo Snare Removal Project, an Oakland Zoo partner in Uganda that uses innovative community programs to help wild chimpanzees.
Oakland Zoo Takes Action
You Can Take Action Too
You can stop by the table, located in the rainforest area of the zoo - we are out most weekend afternoons when the weather is nice. You can also buy beads in larger amounts from us, and give them out as party favors, host your own bead bazaar, use them as a classroom activity, or many other possibilities! Contact Shelby at email@example.com for more details.
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9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605
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