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

5 Ways to Help Save Gorillas 

Anyone can have an impact on gorilla conservation through simple actions.

Celebrate World Parrot Day with PASA!

This World Parrot Day, we are celebrating four of our amazing member sanctuaries that offer a second chance to rescued parrots!

What is an Endangered Species?

This article explains what it means to be “endangered” and explores how human activities can threaten species. It also highlights how Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) member centers rescue, rehabilitate, and conserve endangered primates and their habitats.

Celebrate 23 Years of PASA in 2023

PASA turns 23! It’s 2023 and we’re asking you to help us celebrate our 23 member sanctuaries and our 23 years of protecting primates. To mark this day, we are launching our Primates Forever Campaign to ensure magnificent great apes and monkeys remain wild and protected.

Viruses in Sanctuary Chimpanzees Across Africa

New research finds that sanctuary chimpanzees are infected with viruses previously found in wild chimpanzees. Additionally, it suggests that, like in the wild, sanctuaries experience reverse zoonotic respiratory virus transmission.