Encouraging Interorganizational Collaboration
Primate survival and well-being has always been one of our key areas of interest. While working on various primate related initiatives and awards, we have compiled a list of different charities, NGOs and projects related to the cause.
We decided to share this list on our website with the hope that it will promote interorganizational collaboration and assist other organizations or individuals interested in helping endangered primate species in searching for partners, funding, or primate charities to support and donate to.
Changes or Additions to the List
If you are a representative of one of the organizations in the list and would like us to update (or remove) your organization’s profile, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Similarly, if you do not see your organization listed and would like to add it, do reach out to us and we will be more than happy to include you in the list.
Ape Action Africa
Guthrie Rd Clifton Bristol BS8 3HA, United Kingdom
Wild gorillas and chimpanzees are on the brink of extinction. Habitat loss and poaching threaten these magnificent animals like never before. Ape Action Africa is committed to ape conservation in Africa – protecting Cameroon’s great apes through direct action, including rescuing orphaned gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys, giving them a safe forest sanctuary home where they can live with their own kind.
Katy Jedamzik 30 Lansdown Stroud GL5 1BG, United Kingdom
The Ape Alliance is an international coalition of organisations and individuals, working for the conservation and welfare of apes.
Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative
4200 Evergreen Ave Des Moines, Iowa, United States
The Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) is dedicated to the conservation and protection of Great Apes worldwide, as well as responsible and sustainable research aimed at uncovering the evolutionary origins of human language, cognition, and behavior.
Ape Conservation Effort
Ape Conservation Effort 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE Atlanta, GA 30315, United States
Ape Conservation Effort, Inc. (ACE), a Georgia not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is comprised of volunteer members who share a passion for animals and a commitment to saving the great apes (bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans).
Apes Like Us
Apes Like Us is a globe-trotting new, entertaining, humorous, intelligent look at apes – gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans and humans – and what makes us more alike than different.
Arcus Foundation – Great Ape Conservation
44 West 28th Street, 17th Floor New York, New York 10001, United States
Arcus believes that respect for diversity among peoples and in nature is essential to a positive future for our planet and all its inhabitants. We work with experts and advocates for change to ensure that LGBT people and our fellow apes thrive in a world where social and environmental justice are a reality.
Bonobo Conservation Intiative
2701 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 702 Washington, District of Columbia, United States
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) is the only international organization solely dedicated to protecting wild bonobos and their rainforest habitat.
Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia
PO Box 3916, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
We have been raising funds for rescued orangutans since 2001. We are totally dependent on the support of the public to help save the orangutan and their rainforest home. We ensure the vital support from our donors goes to where funds are needed the most – to the orangutans in Indonesia.
Jl. Papandayan No. 10 Bogor, Indonesia
BOS Foundation is highly committed to rescue, rehabilitate, and release Bornean orangutans into their natural habitat in the wild, working together with local government and communities.
Suite 16, Angel House, 225 Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf, London E14 9FW, United Kingdom
We work to save the orangutan by rescuing and rehabilitating them, with an ultimate goal of releasing them back to the forest where they will be safe from human development, poaching and farming.
Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project
Cat Ba Langurs
We aim to save the Cat Ba langur – one of the most endangered primate species of the world – from extinction.
Center for Great Apes
Center for Great Apes P.O. Box 488 Wauchula, FL 33873, United States
The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Centre for Orangutan Protection
World Trade Centre II, 18th Floor Jalan Jendral Sudirman, Kav. 29 Jakarta 12920, Indonesia
The Centre for Orangutan Protection was founded in 2007, and works to counter crimes that threaten orangutan and their natural habitats. As part of this mandate, we investigate, document, expose, and if necessary, readily confront any persons or groups who threaten to disrupt the lives of orangutan or local communities living nearby.
Chimpanzee Conservation Centre
Friends of Bonobos P.O. Box 80254 Minneapolis, MN 55408, United States
The Chimpanzee Conservation Center is a Guinean sanctuary that rescues and rehabilitates orphaned chimpanzees who have been confiscated by the authorities.
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest
CSNW PO Box 952 Cle Elum, WA 98922, United States
CSNW provides lifetime quality care for formerly abused or exploited chimpanzees, while advocating for great apes through education and collaboration.
Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan
2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614, United States
The Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan (SSP) serves 35 zoos across the United States to help guide the management of the chimpanzee population. Although our primary role is in population management, we are ultimately interested in the health and wellbeing of ALL chimpanzees, including those living outside accredited zoos and in the wild. The Chimpanzee SSP is administered under the Ape Taxon Advisory Group (TAG).
Chimps Inc. PO Box 6973 Bend, OR 97708, United States
We are a sanctuary specifically designed to provide lifetime care to captive chimpanzees. We are dedicated to overcoming exploitation and cruelty that they face through education and conservation.
Great Apes Primates
Established in 2015, Croeni Charity aims to improve life and life quality for humans and animals worldwide.
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International 800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E. Atlanta, GA 30315, United States
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa.
Dr. Jane Goodall
The Jane Goodall Institute – USA Headquarters 1595 Spring Hill Rd Suite 550 Vienna, VA 22182, United States
Official Page of Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, famed primatologist, conservationist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and United Nations Messenger of Peace.
In our rehabilitation center, abused chimpanzees and macaques are recovering from their previous lives as circus artists, television actors, and even pets. MONA gives these primates a second chance at a life free of pain and abuse. We provide our primates a curative, nurturing, and restorative environment in a group of their own kind within a spacious and natural installation. We strive to give them the type of life they should have had in the wild, giving them back their dignity they so much deserve.
The Gorilla Doctors are dedicated to conserving critically-endangered mountain and Grauer’s gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach.
Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center
P.O. Box 334 Cumberland Center, Maine 04021, United States
Located in DRC near the Tayna Nature Reserve, the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center (or GRACE) is the world’s only sanctuary for rescued Grauer’s gorillas. GRACE nurses orphans back to health then gives them the chance to be with other gorillas again.
Great Ape Project
The Great Ape Project (GAP), founded in 1993, is an international organization of primatologists, anthropologists, ethicists, and others who advocate a United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Great Apes that would confer basic legal rights on non-human great apes: chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans.
Great Apes Film Initiative (GAFI)
86 Somerton Drive, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 5SS, United Kingdom
GAFI is an innovative, grass-roots based organisation that aims to promote great ape conservation by engaging and inspiring people to create local and sustainable solutions to the problems facing great apes and their environments around the world.
Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP-UNEP)
Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), Nairobi, Kenya United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) P.O. Box 30552 (00100), Kenya
GRASP is a unique alliance of national governments, conservation organisations, wildlife treaties and UN agencies, led by UNEP and UNESCO.
Gunung Palung Orangutan Project
P.O. Box 15680 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
GPOCP’s mission is to protect orangutan populations and forest biodiversity in and around Gunung Palung National Park. Recognizing that most threats to orangutan survival are human induced, we take a multi-faceted community-based approach to orangutan conservation.
International Gorilla Conservation Programme
PO Box 931, 5th Floor Tele10/Canal+ Building, Gishushu, Kigali, Rwanda
The goal of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) is to ensure the conservation of gorillas and their regional afromontane forest habitat in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Jane Goodall Institute Hong Kong
5A , Shun Cheung Ind. Building, 26 wing Hong street , Lai Chi Kok, KLN, Hong Kong
Founded by renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit dedicated to wildlife research, education and conservation. The primary focus of the Jane Goodall Institute Hong Kong office is “Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots”, an education program which empowers young people to care for the environment, the community and animals through action.
Kibale Chimpanzee Project
The Kibale Chimpanzee Project is dedicated to the conservation and welfare of chimpanzees and their habitats. We are committed to promoting long-term research on chimpanzees and their ecosystems, to further our understanding of primate diversity, conservation biology, and the evolution of the human condition.
Koko and the Gorilla Foundation
The Gorilla Foundation / Koko.org 1733 Woodside Rd., Suite 330 Redwood City, CA, 94061, United States
The Gorilla Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the preservation, protection and well-being of gorillas through interspecies communication research and education. The foundation was established in 1976 and is best known for its groundbreaking work with two western lowland gorillas, Koko and Michael, who were taught to become fluent in American Sign Language. The results are published in numerous research papers, books and videos that can be found in the bibliography section of our website.
Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue’s (LCR) Mission
LCRP is a Liberian NGO with diverse and collaborative partnerships designed to care for current chimpanzee residents and to development long term strategies to combat the illegal trade of chimpanzees and other protected wildlife; rescue additional captive chimpanzees: and participate in comprehensive conservation education, awareness and protection efforts.
Limbe Wildlife Centre
P.O. Box 878, Limbe, South West Region, Cameroon
Chimpanzees Gorillas Primates
The Limbe Wildlife Centre is a conservation and education centre in Cameroon. They provide care and rehabilitation to primates and other wildlife rescued from the illegal wildlife trades, and engage the community in conservation through education and alternative employment programmes to hunting.
Monkey World, Longthorns, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH, United Kingdom
Great Apes Primates
Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. At the Centre, the refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups.
Ngogo Chimpanzee Project
The Ngogo Chimpanzee Project, Inc. 738 Main Street, #310 Waltham, MA, United States
The Ngogo Chimpanzee Project Inc.’s mission is to conduct scientific research and maintain the long-term study of the Ngogo community of chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Uganda, to conserve animal populations throughout the park, and to support the education of local people of all ages.
Level 9, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
The Orangutan Alliance is a not-for-profit company that promotes and raises awareness for the need to reduce non sustainable palm oil usage in consumer products. The Alliance administers a palm oil free certification program for consumer and beauty products and advocates for the substitution of palm oil with products that don’t lead to deforestation.
New Forest Estate Offices, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Dedicated to providing a sustainable future for the critically endangered orangutan species through rehabilitation and conservation of orangutans and their rainforest habitat.
Orangutan Foundation International
OFI, 824 S. Wellesley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA, United States
NGO mission is to support the conservation, protection, and understanding of orangutans and their rainforest habitat in BorOrangutan Foundation International (OFI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat.
Orangutan Information Centre
Jalan Bunga Sedap Malam XVIII C No 10 Medan, Indonesia
The OIC restores degraded forests, responds to incidents of human orangutan conflict, conducts forest patrol, & conduct awareness & training for community.
Orangutan Land Trust
London, United Kingdom
Orangutan Land Trust provides sustainable solutions for the long-term survival of the orangutan in the wild by ensuring safe areas of forest for their continued existence.
Orangutan Outreach P.O. Box 833 Hudson, NY 12534, United States
Orangutan Outreach’s mission is to protect orangutans in their native forests of Borneo and Sumatra while providing care for orphaned and displaced orangutans until they can be returned to their natural environment. We seek to raise funds and promote public awareness of orangutan conservation issues by collaborating with partner organizations around the world.
The Orangutan Project PO Box 1414 SOUTH PERTH WA 6951, Australia
The Orangutan Project was established in 1998 by founder and world-renowned orangutan expert, Leif Cocks, as a result of his 25+ year career working with orangutans – including establishing the most successful breeding colony of orangutans in the world. The Orangutan Project was formed with a key mission; to ensure that endangered wild orangutan species would be protected against extinction, and would continue to live in secure populations for generations to come.
The Orangutan SSP is a resource for the advancement of captive care and in situ conservation of the orangutan. Our goal is to give those in our care the best possible lives, and to contribute meaningfully to the conservation of wild orangutans.
Orangutan Veterinary Aid
20, St Thomas Hill, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8BL, United Kingdom
Our mission is to improve the welfare of orangutan by providing veterinary equipment, supplies and veterinary presence to Orangutan NGO’s in Indonesia and Malaysia.
P.O. Box 10082, Portland, Oregon 97296, United States
Chimpanzees Gorillas Primates
Pandrillus works in Nigeria and Cameroon in its capacity as a Nigerian-registered non-profit trust. It was founded by Peter Jenkins and Liza Gadsby to promote the survival of a very endangered African primate, the drill monkey. Pandrillus also provides a home for orphaned chimpanzees, has conducted conservation-orientated research and survey work in Nigeria and Cameroon, and founded and co-manages the Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon. Pandrillus Foundation is registered in the USA as a 501 c 3 non-profit organization.
Primate Education Network
Primate Education Network c/o Social Good Fund P.O. Box 5473 Richmond, CA 94801, United States
Primate Education Network (PEN) is a global network dedicated to connecting and empowering primate conservation educators. We are a membership organization that provides primate educators with connections, resources, and training to design and evaluate conservation education programs.
2001 N CLARK ST Chicago, Illinois, United States
Project ChimpCARE is a non-partisan group committed to improving the wellbeing of chimpanzees across the United States. In the U.S. alone there are over 2,000 chimpanzees living in a wide range of facilities including zoos (both accredited and non-accredited), biomedical laboratories, sanctuaries as well as living as pets and performers for television, movies and advertisements.
P.O. Box 2140 Blue Ridge, Georgia, United States
Project Chimps’ mission is to end the use of chimpanzees in invasive biomedical research through advocacy and collaboration, and provide lifetime sanctuary care to chimpanzees in need.
Remembering Great Apes
This is the book on apes, with an aim to raise awareness of the plight facing gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans and also to raise funds to protect them.
Save Orangutans raises funds to help rescue orangutans & Indonesian wildlife. It is a project of With Compassion & Soul Inc.
Save the Chimps Inc.
16891 Carole Noon Ln Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
Save the Chimps is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing permanent sanctuary for the lifelong care of chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, the entertainment industry, and the pet trade.
Save the Orangutan
Save the Orangutan 2 Isambard Place, Rotherhithe, SE16 7DA London, United Kingdom
Save the Orangutan helps Borneo’s critically endangered orangutan by rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned orangutans and protecting and replanting their rainforest habitat. Together we can do a difference. Until they’re safe!
Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme
Jl. Wahid Hasyim No. 51/74 Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Sanctuary’s goal is to contribute to long-term protection of wild Sumatran orangutan populations and safeguard their habitat. stablish new viable populations of the species in the wild via reintroduction of confiscated illegal pets, serving as a safety net for the original wild population.
Sumatran Orangutan Society
6 Lombard Street Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered and without urgent action could be the first Great Ape species to become extinct. SOS is dedicated to turning this situation around.
The Gorilla Organization
110 Gloucester Avenue, London, United Kingdom
International charity led by experienced African conservationists dedicated to saving the world’s last remaining gorillas from extinction.
The Jane Goodall Institute
The Jane Goodall Institute – USA Headquarters 1595 Spring Hill Rd Suite 550 Vienna, VA 22182, United States
We are a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment. Everything is connected – everyone can make a difference.
The Jane Goodall Institute Australia
The Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) was founded in 2007 and is an Australian non-profit and registered environmental organisation. Our Philosophy is centered on the inter-connectedness of Animals, People and the Environment (APE) and our Purpose is to “inspire actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment”.
Wild Chimpanzee Foundation
Deutscher Platz 6 Leipzig, Germany
The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation’s mission is to enhance the survival of the remaining wild chimpanzee populations and their habitat, thereby participate in saving the behavioural diversity of this fascinating species. The philosophy of the WCF is threefold: Implement projects of Education, Conservation, and Research for and by the African people.
World of Ape Fund
World Ape Fund, International House, 124 Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, SW7 4ET, United Kingdom
We are primarily a team of academic primatologists and ethical conservationists who are passionate about protecting apes and raising awareness of the dangers that they face in their natural habitats.
World Orangutan Events
World Orangutan Events is a non-partisan initiative to promote orangutan conservation and welfare, as well as inter organisation cooperation.
Yaorin (Yasayan Orangutan Indonesia)
Jl. Bhayangkara Km 1 Pangkalanbuun, Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia
Yayorin (Yayasan Orangutan Indonesia) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) whose main activities focus on research, education and conservation of orangutans and other wildlife, as well as the tropical rainforests as their habitats.
This list is far from complete. There are many other organizations working in the field that do excellent conservation work. The list is simply a limited selection of charities that we have encountered in our endeavors and the inclusion of any organization in the list is not intended as a testimonial or recommendation as to their effectiveness and efficiency. We encourage everyone to do their own independent research and evaluate each organization based on their own requirements and criteria.
Missing or Incorrect Information
All the information available in the list is publicly available and has been sourced from the organizations’ websites or social media profiles. We took all possible measures to ensure that the information is as complete and accurate as possible, but the field is ever evolving and organizations come and go, contact details or addresses change, etc. As such we cannot assume responsibility for any inaccuracies in the list. Please check the veracity of the information provided before using it for your purposes.
If you encounter any mistakes or outdated details in the list, please contact us and we will update them as soon as possible.