Climate Crisis Report

How Climate Change Impacts Africa’s Primates

Research projects that within 30 years, we could lose up to 95% of great ape habitat in Africa due to the climate crisis.

The climate emergency is already hitting Africa hard. The PASA census report synthesizes recent research on the changes to Africa’s climate, the impact to primates – and their ability to adapt. 

The report also reviews how the 23 primate sanctuaries in the Alliance are working to address these changes. Through agroforestry initiatives, mangrove swamp restorations, and expanding protection for remaining wild habitat, sanctuaries play a key role in securing a future for Africa’s primates and the communities that support them.

PASA hosted a webinar to discuss this urgent topic. This webinar provided insights from climate experts on the current situation in Africa.

  • Dr. Lee White, Minister of Water, Forests the Sea and Environment, in charge of Climate Planning and Land-use Plan in Gabon
  • Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, a UN Champion of the Earth and One Health authority
  • Samuel Mutisya, MSc, Head of Wildlife Conservation, Ol Pejeta Conservancy/Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary