One of the most important people in the fight against the bushmeat trade is Mr. Karl Ammann, who exposes the horrors of the bushmeat trade through the lense of his camera.
The Ape Alliance is an international coalition of nearly 80 organizations and hundreds of specialists, first convened in 1996.
The Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP) Partnership is an innovative and ambitious project of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with an immediate challenge – to lift the threat of imminent extinction faced by gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans across their ranges in equatorial Africa and south-east Asia.
BOS Canada is an independent, non-profit organization that was founded to support orangutan conservation and to raise awareness of the serious threats to orangutan survival.
Sumatran Orangutan Society
Less than 7300 Sumatran orangutans remain. In a decade they are likely to be extinct in the wild. With its conservation and education projects, the (SOS) is trying to turn the tide.
Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund (CWAF)
Founded by Chris Mitchell in 1997, CWAF is working to improve conditions of Cameroonian animals, with an emphasis on apes, and the education of the people of Cameroon. This sanctuary is where much of our research takes places at.
The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada
Find out what Jane Goodall and her institute is doing for the conservation of chimpanzees.
The Great Ape Project
The Great Ape Project is an idea, a book, and an organization.The idea is radical but simple: to include the non-human great apes within the community of equals by granting them the basic moral and legal protection that only human beings currently enjoy.
The Fauna Foundation
Founded in 1997 by Dr. Richard Allan and Gloria Grow, the Fauna Foundation is Canada’s only sanctuary for former biomedical research chimpanzees. Based south of Montreal, Fauna provides a home for chimpanzees retired from laboratory research, including HIV and hepatitis studies.
Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe
Since 1982, the Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe has been dedicated to the conservation of gorillas, especially the mountain gorillas, and their habitats. As well, they create The Gorilla Journal, a publication about current Gorilla conservation projects in Africa.
The Bushmeat Crisis Taskforce (BCTF)
The BCTF is a consortium of conservation organizations and scientists dedicated to the conservation of wildlife populations threatened by commercial hunting of wildlife for sale as meat, and was founded in 1999. They have become the primary source for any information you need about the whole bushmeat crisis.
The Bushmeat Project
This is the number one source for bushmeat information on great apes. Dr. Anthony Rose is founder of the Bushmeat Project and director of The Gorilla Foundation’s Wildlife Protectors Fund, a nonprofit organization working to influence positive shifts in conservation values and conservation practices in equatorial Africa.
World Primate Safaris
World Primate Safaris offers eco-friendly safaris with a donation from each safari sold going towards the preservation and conservation of the primates in the destination of choice.
Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Website
Situated in the north of the Republic of Congo, the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park was created in 1993 by the Congolese government and WCS to conserve the forests of northern Congo. NNNP recently became one of the only National Parks in Africa to launch its own website, which includes information on all aspects of the Park, from research and conservation to the wildlife you can see there.
Orangutan Foundation International
Founded by Dr. Birute Galdikas, OFI is the best source of orangutan research and conservation information. Join their mailing list to keep up-to-date on orangutan info.
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
A non-profit refuge that cares for a variety of sick or unwanted animals – with the primary residents being approximately 70 orphaned chimpanzees in Zambia.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of orangutans and their rainforest habitat. They raise funds in the U.S. to support a variety of orangutan conservation projects in Indonsesia and Malaysia.
The Orangutan Sanctuary
Please visit Dr. Anne Russon’s website. Dr. Russon, a professor at York University in Toronto, and a prominent primatologist, is dedicated to saving the world’s red apes. You can also find out about her book, Orangutans: Wizards of the Rainforest, published in 2000 .
The Rainforest Action Network
This dedicated organization is responsible for huge steps to ending the destruction of rainforests around the world. Recently, RAN launched a campaign to work with home builders to eliminate the use of old growth wood in home construction, including persuading Home Depot and other large home improvement retailers to switch to alternatives.
Leicestershire Primate Concern
The Leicestershire Primate Concern website is aimed at promoting the work and needs of African Primate sanctuaries, with a particular emphasis on donations/primate adoptions and membership to the sanctuaries.