Pan African Sanctuary Alliance

Our goal for PASA is to be an invaluable resource for primate sanctuaries throughout Africa. Recognizing the intrinsic value that wildlife sanctuaries provide as a nexus of long term commitment to enforcement of wildlife laws, animal welfare and conservation of wild primates, we will advocate for our member sanctuaries on these and other relevant issues and provide a readily accessible international communication network for these members. PASA's programs will evolve with the threats that face African primates and the needs of our members; we will continuously seek creative solutions to provide our members with the best tools to promote long term success in the fight to protect and care ...

Pan African Sanctuary Alliance
1405 NE 52nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97213
United States
(971) 712-8360
http://www.pasaprimates.org
 BRIDGE Number: 4955694563

Executive Director

Gregg Tully

Management Team

Gregg Tully

Board of Directors

Michele Stumpe, Norman Rosen, Mary Rose, Susan Lutter, Franck Chantereau, Rachel Hogan, Rebecca Rose, Richard Wrangham

Project Leaders

Gregg Tully

Mission

Our goal for PASA is to be an invaluable resource for primate sanctuaries throughout Africa. Recognizing the intrinsic value that wildlife sanctuaries provide as a nexus of long term commitment to enforcement of wildlife laws, animal welfare and conservation of wild primates, we will advocate for our member sanctuaries on these and other relevant issues and provide a readily accessible international communication network for these members. PASA's programs will evolve with the threats that face African primates and the needs of our members; we will continuously seek creative solutions to provide our members with the best tools to promote long term success in the fight to protect and care for Africa's primates. We will accomplish this while maintaining PASA's Culture of Trust and Caring. We will follow PASA's Code of Values which includes transparency, collaboration, fairness, competence, humility and respect both internally with our member sanctuaries and in our relationships with supporters, governments, and non-governmental organizations. Every African primate sanctuary, regardless of size, will be able to obtain quality training and access to conservation services from a membership organization that puts its members' collective interests first and foremost.

Programs

WORKING ON THE GROUND TO PROTECT AFRICAN PRIMATES AND THEIR HABITAT PASA wildlife centers are actively engaged in monitoring local wild primate populations in the protected areas where they work. They work with governments and local community members to educate local residents about primate and forest conservation. PASA conservation managers help support the creation of new protected areas as well as advocate for the enforcement of laws to secure existing protected areas. In some cases wildlife centers pay the salaries for local rangers or provide staff for snare removal programs and anti-poaching patrols. COMBATING POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE Illegal hunting and the sale of primates is commonplace in many regions of Africa. National and international laws prohibit chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and other rare primates from being hunted, sold or kept as pets, but these laws go unenforced unless there are sanctuaries where government officials can take confiscated animals to be cared for. In most cases these animals need significant medical attention. Wild primates that have been kept as pets need rehabilitation and a safe environment where they can interact with members of the same species to develop natural behaviors. PASA's 22 wildlife centers work closely with governments to confiscate illegally captured animals and prosecute people who are hunting, selling, or keeping them illegally as pets. We also work to advise the development of sanctuaries in countries lacking confiscation resources and are experiencing high levels of illegal bush meat hunting and primate pet trade activity. ANIMAL CARE AND REHABILITATION PASA wildlife centers provide the highest standards of care for confiscated primates based on a system of operational standards that has been the model for other sanctuary accreditation organizations globally. PASA provides a conduit of information across Africa - outside experts, and conservation, animal welfare and science groups to bring technical expertise, scientific knowledge, and best practices to sanctuaries to increase their effectiveness in tackling primate care and conservation issues. We provide emergency funding for PASA affiliated organizations that experience natural disasters, disease outbreaks or other unforeseen problems. PASA engages with sanctuaries outside our membership to help them raise their standards, and advises on the development of conservation education, veterinary care and reintroduction programs. VETERINARY HEALTHCARE PASA provides annual training and skill building workshops, as well as equipment and medicine that enable sanctuaries to deliver quality healthcare and rehabilitation for confiscated primates and other wildlife. REINTRODUCTION PASA member organizations are some of the pioneers in the reintroduction of Africa's endangered great apes: gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos. Wildlife centers are also developing new methods to successfully rehabilitate and reintroduce monkey species into natural habitats. We bring together scientists and practitioners of ape and monkey reintroductions to share knowledge and determine best practices. Reintroduced apes from PASA centers have been breeding in the wild, and are helping to secure threatened habitats with new protected area designations. SUPPORTING AFRICA'S NEXT GENERATION OF CONSERVATIONISTS PASA wildlife centers conduct active education and outreach programs in schools and communities. PASA conservation education programs and activities reach thousands of children and their families every year in 13 countries across Africa. PASA works with global education and conservation experts to develop materials and empower sanctuaries to create conservation programs that are tailored to the needs in their communities. We support sanctuary staff and reward excellence in animal care and conservation through awards, recognition and training opportunities. ENCOURAGING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY PROJECTS PASA works with conservation organizations and funders to help sanctuaries develop individual programs for sustainable income projects including planting low impact crops that don't attract wildlife, native tree nurseries, raising livestock sustainable in the local environment to replace bush meat hunting, and developing women's craft cooperatives. FORGING REAL SOLUTIONS FOR HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICT One of the most pressing problems in conservation is human-wildlife conflict or the competition between people and wildlife over natural resources. As human populations increase, Africa's endangered primates including gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos are in direct competition with human communities for natural resources like timber, forest products, and land. These primates are increasingly being hunted as "pests" because they consume or damage human food crops and other natural resources in absence of their native forests. There is no one-size-fits-all solution as human-primate conflict has many sources. In some areas, crops such as sugar-cane are planted adjacent to prime primate habitats causing chimpanzees and monkeys to come out of the forest and raid the crops. In other areas, people go into the "protected" forests to harvest resources, often coming into conflict with the resident primates. An outcome that all too often occurs is that someone-human, chimpanzee, gorilla, or monkey-gets hurt. PASA is embarking on a landmark three year program to provide PASA educators and managers with the skills and tools they need to develop effective solutions to the human-wildlife conflicts in their locations. PASA member sanctuaries are uniquely positioned to effectively address human-wildlife conflict, as PASA is an alliance of global primate protection experts working together with wildlife centers in 13 countries across Africa. PASA centers have unrivaled access and influence as permanent members of the communities where they live and work. This program will support advanced training for the PASA sanctuary educators and managers so they can continue to develop programs that will help stop the killing of primates while at the same time building better livelihoods and stronger communities that value conservation and will work to conserve natural habitats.

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