Sanctuary Accreditation:

Setting a High Bar for Wildlife Sanctuaries

Joining PASA is not easy. Every sanctuary must meet a rigorous set of criteria. This helps ensure the superior care for all animals.

Quality Matters

Caring for chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, and the many species of monkey native to Africa is a rewarding calling. But it has its challenges, too.

That’s why PASA works closely with members and with aspiring sanctuaries to ensure they are set up to succeed. Our accreditation process covers every aspect of sanctuary management – from facilities to veterinary care, staffing, governance, and finances. Everything it takes to make the long term commitment to primates in need.

The Alliance Effect

PASA was founded by sanctuary leaders who recognized that by working together, they could accomplish more. 

When a sanctuary joins PASA, they join not just an organization, but a whole network of global experts. PASA harnesses decades of experience, local knowledge, and trusted relationships to work together as a force of change across Africa.

Discover the Sanctuaries

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.