Environmental Education:

Fostering a love of primates and pride in the land. 

PASA members offer a wide range of programs to help young and old discover the wonder of African primates.


Nearly all PASA members conduct public education and outreach programs in schools, communities, and at their centers, across 13 African countries.

Topics include conservation, animal welfare, and the impact of humans 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.

From sports teams to school kids to college students, PASA member environmental education programs reach over 500,000 people each year. 

Our Programs 

PASA sponsors two large scale programs to support environmental education in Africa.

Kids for Compassionate Conservation – These books  profile African heroes working for PASA member sanctuaries who are on the frontlines of wildlife rescue and care. 

Edutainment Films Program – These films inspire and educate communities across Africa about wildlife conservation, and issues such as the loss of wild land, illegal wildlife trafficking, and the bushmeat trade.

Kids for Compassionate Conservation

Edutainment Films

Celebrating the Amazing – and Endangered – Chimpanzee

In honor of World Chimpanzee Day, we’ve gathered facts and figures about these amazing animals. And we’re sharing some rescue stories that make our hearts sing.

Cryptocurrency and Conservation: A New Approach

For the last few months, we’ve been in conversations with a cryptocurrency called FEG Token. They are now an official PASA sponsor and have made a $1.1 million dollar pledge to us, in the cryptocurrency.

An Inside Look at Primate Rescues

What’s involved in rescuing a primate? More than you’d think! Read on to discover all that goes into this complex but rewarding work. 

Ensuring Great Care After the Rescue

The Primate Care Training program helps sanctuary teams stay sharp so that they can provide great care to rescued apes and monkeys. Here’s how it works.

Building a Chimpanzee Nursery

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary has 23 baby chimps – many rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Now they need a bigger nursery.