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History

Colobus Mother and 4 Month Old Young

Colobus Conservation was founded in January 1997 as a not for profit conservation organisation and became registered as a limited company on 5th March 2001. Since that time, the organisation evolved at a considerable rate from just a few people working voluntarily, to a well developed structure with a substantial annual turnover and employing eleven staff members with numerous Kenyan and international volunteers.

In addition to the hundreds of animal welfare cases addressed, ecotours, educational workshops and other projects, a time-line of some major developments in the history of Colobus Conservation is set out below:

 

1996  
September Wakaluzu: Friends of the Colobus Trust set-up; 1st colobus rescue & 1st colobridge
1997  
January Trustees appointed, Trust registered
1998  
February New design for colobridges
2000  
July First rehabilitation cage built
2001  
March Converted from a Trust to a (not for profit) Limited Company
2007
April Moved to new location on Diani Beach road
2010  
May New chairman and new board members are appointed
2012  
June Name changed to Colobus Conservation Limited and registered
2016  
May Students from universities begin coming for their master's program