With approximately 300 individuals left in the wild, Cross River gorillas are considered the most endangered ape in Africa. Yet signs are pointing to a potential comeback for the subspecies.
How do you measure impact? By its reach. By the lives it affects. By the allies brought into the movement.Stories of impact aim to show the transformative effects of Arcus grantee partners on the individuals, organizations, and communities that they serve or support in strategic areas of focus around the world. Those featured in these stories do not necessarily receive support directly from Arcus.
Small Businesses Take Off in Rural Congo, Easing Pressure on Lomako Forest Habitat of Endangered Bonobo
In partnership with Village Enterprise, entrepreneurs in the Congo Basin find sustainable alternatives to bonobo hunting and forest exploitation.
SistaazHood membership provided Abby Hanns with a support network amid strict curbs imposed across the country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a ban on the movement of all but essential workers starting in March 2020. “I was in deep, deep need," she says, "and they blessed me.”
Transgender prisoners in South Africa won an unprecedented 2019 court victory for the right to express their gender identity. But they are likely to see higher barriers to the realization of this right because of the country's COVID-19 state of disaster.
“We are not criminals. We are human beings who have rights like any person.” This is the postscript of a three-page letter written by 29 trans and gender nonconforming migrants being held at the Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, New Mexico, about 80 miles west of Albuquerque.
Arianna Lint, whose nonprofit supports transgender people in South Florida, saw two of her clients graduate from beauty school early this year, with their gender identities formally recognized on their certificates—a feat only possible after legally changing their names. Arianna’s Center helped the women achieve this milestone.