Ruperalia is a sweet baby chimpanzee living safely at Ngamba Island. PASA supporters all over the world have given her a life with a chimpanzee family away from poacher’s snares and filthy cages. But, severe months-long rains have caused unprecedented flooding in Lake Victoria, causing the waters to break through Ngamba Island’s retaining walls and submerge the island’s only pier.

Ngamba Island depends on their pier to bring caregivers to and from the island as well as all the food for the resident chimpanzees. Without it, the chimps—like Ruperalia—are at terrible risk. Today, Ngamba Island desperately needs your support to raise their landing pier and repair the retaining wall that surrounds the island and keeps the chimpanzees safe.

Many of Ngamba Island’s chimps have suffered terrible trauma at the hands of poachers. Their survival depends on having a safe haven. Right now, the chimps desperately need you to step up and protect them.

Ruperalia is a sweet baby chimpanzee living safely at Ngamba Island. PASA supporters all over the world have given her a life with a chimpanzee family away from poacher’s snares and filthy cages. But, severe months-long rains have caused unprecedented flooding in Lake Victoria, causing the waters to break through Ngamba Island’s retaining walls and submerge the island’s only pier.

Ngamba Island depends on their pier to bring caregivers to and from the island as well as all the food for the resident chimpanzees. Without it, the chimps—like Ruperalia—are at terrible risk. Today, Ngamba Island desperately needs your support to raise their landing pier and repair the retaining wall that surrounds the island and keeps the chimpanzees safe.

Many of Ngamba Island’s chimps have suffered terrible trauma at the hands of poachers. Their survival depends on having a safe haven. Right now, the chimps desperately need you to step up and protect them.

Rescue Great Apes and Monkeys from Disasters and Emergencies

When disaster strikes one of PASA’s 23 member wildlife centers in Africa, we act immediately.

But we can only do it with your help. The next emergency may happen tomorrow – the animals urgently need your donation today so we can be prepared.

Wildlife centers in Africa are constantly threatened with disasters. Fires and floods may destroy facilities, disease outbreaks and emergency rescues endanger the animals, buildings collapse, and larger disasters like military conflicts and the recent Ebola outbreak endanger thousands of animals.

Even a simple accident like an enclosure fence damaged from a falling tree may let dozens of animals escape, putting them into danger of capture by hunters and wildlife smugglers.

Donate to Provide Emergency Support


Rescue Great Apes and Monkeys from Disasters and Emergencies

When disaster strikes one of PASA’s 23 member wildlife centers in Africa, we act immediately.

But we can only do it with your help. The next emergency may happen tomorrow – the animals urgently need your donation today so we can be prepared.

Wildlife centers in Africa are constantly threatened with disasters. Fires and floods may destroy facilities, disease outbreaks and emergency rescues endanger the animals, buildings collapse, and larger disasters like military conflicts and the recent Ebola outbreak endanger thousands of animals.

Even a simple accident like an enclosure fence damaged from a falling tree may let dozens of animals escape, putting them into danger of capture by hunters and wildlife smugglers.

PASA International provides crisis grants to its member wildlife centers to help them recoup from emergencies that are beyond their control. Very few foundations give grants quickly in response to emergencies, but PASA provides crisis grants as soon as we possibly can to help primate sanctuaries quickly recover from disasters and keep their animals safe.

When the PASA Alliance members need more than financial help, we work with our contacts in the field to address the issues and facilitate support to our centers. PASA International will send in veterinarians, animal care experts and supplies to solve urgent problems. Even from abroad, PASA’s extensive network of primate and conservation professionals offers our member wildlife centers consultations and technical assistance that they need to continue saving lives.

Click here to read about the devastating floods at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary that destroyed the fence around a chimp enclosure.

Learn about PASA’s emergency grant to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary to build a retaining wall to protect the island from flooding due to El Nino rains.

PASA International provides crisis grants to its member wildlife centers to help them recoup from emergencies that are beyond their control. Very few foundations give grants quickly in response to emergencies, but PASA provides crisis grants as soon as we possibly can to help primate sanctuaries quickly recover from disasters and keep their animals safe.

When the PASA Alliance members need more than financial help, we work with our contacts in the field to address the issues and facilitate support to our centers. PASA International will send in veterinarians, animal care experts and supplies to solve urgent problems. Even from abroad, PASA’s extensive network of primate and conservation professionals offers our member wildlife centers consultations and technical assistance that they need to continue saving lives.

Click here to read about the devastating floods at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary that destroyed the fence around a chimp enclosure.

Learn about PASA’s emergency grant to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary to build a retaining wall to protect the island from flooding due to El Nino rains.