Saving Lives Through Education
Many people in Africa and worldwide aren’t aware of the diverse problems facing Africa’s primates or how severe these problems are. Raising awareness is a crucial step towards inspiring and empowering people to protect our closest relatives from extinction. This is why PASA works with global education and conservation experts to develop materials and create conservation education programs that will reach both local and global audiences.

PASA International collaborates with our member wildlife centers to create wildlife education programs and community awareness projects tailored to the needs of local communities. PASA wildlife centers conduct active education and outreach programs in schools and communities across 13 African countries. These conservation education programs and activities reach more than 500,000 children and adults every year.

Edutainment Films Program: PASA partnered with Nature for Kids and we are collaborating with our member wildlife centers to distribute entertaining and educational films that teach African youth about protecting great apes and their habitat.  In a pilot project, 75,000 people saw the films in two months in Cameroon on trains going to and from areas where people commonly hunt protected wildlife. PASA has expanded the program to many more members across Africa.

Read more about using entertaining films to protect wildlife…

Kids for Compassionate Conservation: PASA’s three member organizations in Cameroon – Ape Action Africa, Limbe Wildlife Centre, and Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue – collaborated with experts in the country’s education system to develop a pioneering, interactive program to teach conservation and compassion for wildlife. The program has produced vast improvements in students’ understanding of their roles in protecting wildlife. PASA is now building on this success and working with our member organizations across Africa to adapt the program to their own cultural contexts. Read more about the Kids for Compassionate Conservation.

Limbe Wildlife Center’s Nature Club focuses year-round on educating children about conservation.

Educating people throughout Africa is only part of PASA’s strategy to fight primate extinction. PASA International advocates for our member organizations internationally, bringing our message of primate conservation and welfare to a global audience. Through social media and online campaigns, we share rescue stories from the field and other conservation news to engage diverse audiences with the plight facing our closest animal relatives.

Awareness Campaigns: PASA’s highly successful campaigns are educating hundreds of thousands of people worldwide about the bushmeat trade and the illegal pet trade.  We inspire people to take action and join the movement against these trades.

Sign the petition against bushmeat trafficking!

Sign the petition to fight the pet trade!

You can help us empower communities to value and protect local wildlife and their habitats!  Your contribution will make it possible to train to African educators and bring environmental education to local schools and communities.  Donate now – give a future to Africa’s wildlife.