Rescue Orphaned Primates

by Pan African Sanctuary Alliance
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Project Report | Oct 30, 2016
PASA: a unique approach to conservation

By Gregg Tully, PASA | Executive Director

Young bonobos rescued from abuse
Young bonobos rescued from abuse

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA)'s 22 member wildlife centers in 13 African countries are known for rescuing great apes and monkeys and providing lifelong care. But these centers also have vital roles in the conservation of natural habitat and working with local communities.

Conserving Natural Habitat

PASA member wildlife centers protect critically threatened wildlife habitat.

Loss of habitat, as well as fragmentation and degradation of habitat, are severe threats to the survival of Africa’s great apes, all of whom are endangered, as well as many species of monkey.

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance’s member wildlife centers across Africa collaborate with their governments to protect vast tracts of critically threatened natural habitat across Africa. They also work to increase the amount of protected primate habitat – almost half of PASA members have successfully helped to establish new legally protected areas. This is essential to protect humanity’s nearest relatives from extinction in the long term. The centers’ close relationships with government agencies and their knowledge of local cultures is essential for them to succeed in these collaborations.

Empowering Communities: Education and community development

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance’s wildlife centers conduct public education and outreach programs in schools, in communities, and at their centers, across 13 African countries. Topics include conservation, animal welfare, and the impact of their actions on their environment. By reaching out to local children and their parents, we empower communities to value and protect local wildlife and their habitats, making a long-term impact on the conservation of wildlife.

Together, PASA wildlife centers educate more than 500,000 children and adults every year about the importance of wildlife and the natural environment.

Nearly half of PASA members conduct community development projects which have the goal of reducing the exploitation of forests, wildlife, and other natural resources. These programs are diverse in order to address the resource and limitations of each community. They include building schools and health posts and providing clean water and efficient wood stoves. The centers also give training in alternative livelihoods to uplift communities near wildlife habitat and enable them to earn a living without illegally hunting wildlife or stealing resources from protected forests.

Additionally, the wildlife centers employ more than 500 people in Africa and generate over US$5 million every year in local economies.

The wildlife centers can’t continue these programs without you. Will you make it possible for African communities to live without destroying great ape habitat?

PASA members protect essential gorilla habitat
PASA members protect essential gorilla habitat

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Pan African Sanctuary Alliance

Location: Beaverton, OR - USA
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Twitter: @pasaprimates
Project Leader:
Alex Reddy
Beaverton , Oregon United States

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