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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

Sanctuaries in Africa Face Water Shortages

Sanctuaries and their communities are facing increased water shortages in Africa. That’s why PASA is working to find water access solutions.

The Climate Crisis Hits African Primates Hard

The climate crisis is devastating African primates. Our new report investigates – and shows how sanctuaries are fighting back.

Conservation Efforts Safeguard African Wildlife and Habitat

African primates face interrelated environmental threats. That’s why wildlife conservation is integral to PASA member sanctuaries’ work.

PASA Welcomes Kelly O’Meara as New Executive Director

Kelly O’Meara joins the Alliance as PASA’s new Executive Director. Her leadership will be instrumental in the fight to protect primates.

Sanctuaries Build a Greener Future

PASA members are on the front lines of restoring habitat and building a greener future for their communities.