Saving Animals From Extinction

Join the Movement to Protect Africa's Primates

Primate species are on the brink of extinction, but you can save them. PASA is determined to stop the devastating effects of wildlife trafficking and the bushmeat crisis.

Will you join the movement by making a monthly donation now? 

Our closest relatives are nearer to extinction than ever before. Right now, fewer than 250 adult Cross River gorillas remain, and 80% of Grauer’s gorillas disappeared in the last 20 years. Every year, thousands of primates are killed, stolen from their forest homes, and orphaned by the cruel, illicit trade in live animals.

The illicit smuggling of wild animals is a multi-billion dollar global industry and is one of the most urgent threats to primates. 

You can help to stop it today with your monthly support.

The demand for primates for entertainment in zoos and amusement parks and as pets continues to increase, posing a significant danger to African wildlife. Although laws prohibit chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and other threatened primates from being sold in markets or kept as pets, the laws are rarely enforced unless there are wildlife centers such as the members of PASA that accept the animals and give them proper care.

Tragically, the illicit hunting, selling and eating of primates is common throughout much of Africa. The bushmeat trade, as this horrific industry is known, has become the most significant danger to the existence of Africa’s primates. 

What began long ago as a source of protein has become a major industry, with bushmeat sold in cities at higher prices than chicken or beef and many people hunting wild animals as a source of extra cash rather than food.

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PASA works with our member wildlife centers to stop the illicit hunting and trade of endangered species and provide the best possible care to the survivors. Nearly three-quarters of PASA member organizations conduct anti-poaching patrols in critical primate habitats. PASA members also use education programs to inform people about the true impact of hunting wildlife, and run community development projects to provide alternative livelihoods for people who live near primate habitat

Please donate today to join the movement and protect our closest relatives from extinction.

Our closest relatives are nearer to extinction than ever before. Right now, fewer than 250 adult Cross River gorillas remain, and 80% of Grauer’s gorillas disappeared in the last 20 years. Every year, thousands of primates are killed, stolen from their forest homes, and orphaned by the cruel, illicit trade in live animals.

The illicit smuggling of wild animals is a multi-billion dollar global industry and is one of the most urgent threats to primates. 

You can help to stop it today with your monthly support.

The demand for primates for entertainment in zoos and amusement parks and as pets continues to increase, posing a significant danger to African wildlife. Although laws prohibit chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and other threatened primates from being sold in markets or kept as pets, the laws are rarely enforced unless there are wildlife centers such as the members of PASA that accept the animals and give them proper care.

Tragically, the illicit hunting, selling and eating of primates is common throughout much of Africa. The bushmeat trade, as this horrific industry is known, has become the most significant danger to the existence of Africa’s primates. 

What began long ago as a source of protein has become a major industry, with bushmeat sold in cities at higher prices than chicken or beef and many people hunting wild animals as a source of extra cash rather than food.

PASA works with our member wildlife centers to stop the illicit hunting and trade of endangered species and provide the best possible care to the survivors. Nearly three-quarters of PASA member organizations conduct anti-poaching patrols in critical primate habitats. PASA members also use education programs to inform people about the true impact of hunting wildlife, and run community development projects to provide alternative livelihoods for people who live near primate habitat

Please donate today to join the movement and protect our closest relatives from extinction.