ECO-CELL

Recycling cell phones helps save Gorillas!

E-Trash Recycling

 

Recycling Cell Phones Helps Save Gorillas

Recycling electronics helps reduce the demand for Coltan – an ore used to extend battery life in phones and other handheld devices. Coltan mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo destroy habitat critical to endangered species, including the western lowland gorilla.


How Can You Help?

Bring your used handheld electronics to drop-boxes located at both zoo entrances. We accept: cell phones, MP3 players, tablets, adapters, chargers, and the accessories that come with them.

Woodland Park Zoo is proud to partner with ECO-CELL to recycle e-waste responsibly. In 2018, we collected and recycled 270lbs of electronics donated by visitors like you!

If you have any questions, please contact ecocell@zoo.org

 

ECO-CELL FAQ

SAVING GORILLAS

 

A Future for Gorillas

Photo credit Mondika Gorilla Project

Established in 1998, the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project was founded with the aim of preserving wildlife in the Congo Basin by studying the apes, the ecosystems, and the forces that threaten their survival. In 2014, the study area expanded to include the Djeke Triangle region outside the Nouabale-Ndoke National Park – resulting in the Mondika Gorilla Project.

The program is currently monitoring specific aspects of ape coexistence, forest ecology and change, and ape-human health risks. Local communities and indigenous people assist in addressing the opportunity-challenge nexus that factors significantly in the ape-human overlap that typifies ape sites in this region.

Mondika Gorilla Project

 

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The zoo will close early at 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 26, 2020.