PASA works with a network of primate sanctuaries throught Africa. We believe that it is important to empower those who are on the ground and dealing directly with the local communities if there is going to be a significant impact on the ability to protect Africa's primates and their wild forest homes. The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) is the only network of wildlife sanctuaries and global experts working across Africa to care for and rehabilitate apes and monkeys confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade.
Illegal hunting takes a huge toll on wild primate populations. The captured monkeys and apes are sold for bushmeat, and younger animals are often illegally sold as pets. PASA's member sanctuaries go beyond just providing care for confiscated monkeys and apes, they work to keep primates in their forest homes by engaging local communities, national and international governments to support primate protection laws and halt the illegal trade threatening Africa's primates with extinction. We are uniquely effective at saving the lives of African primates and keeping wild primates safe in their forest homes.
One of the ways PASA helps its member sanctuaries is by hosting and providing conferences in Africa where experts from around the globe join together to educate sanctuary staff and management on the latest techniques and best practices for wildlife care, management and re-introduction. In September of 2014, we held a Workshop for Sanctuary Managers and in November of 2014, we held a Veterinary workshop at Colobus Conservation in Diani, Kenya to focus on wild primate rehabilitation medicine. This training included two days of theory involving interactive presentations, two days of practical application, followed by one day of extensive evaluation.
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