What We Do
PASA was founded upon principles of crisis management.
PASA works with local communities and global experts to protect Africa’s primates and their wild forest homes
The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) is the only network of wildlife sanctuaries working across Africa to empower local people to protect Africa’s primates and their forest homes.
African chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and monkeys are sold as bushmeat, and their babies are illegally sold as pets. Nearly 40% of African primates are threatened with extinction, mainly due to bushmeat hunting, illegal pet trade and deforestation.
PASA and its 22 member sanctuaries do more than care for and rehabilitate apes and monkeys confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade. We train and assist sanctuaries in developing education programs that engage community residents in 12 African nations in protecting their forests and wild primates. We provide funds and training for sanctuaries to develop programs to give local people economic alternatives to bushmeat hunting and selling primates. Our advanced veterinary training enables PASA sanctuaries to provide excellent veterinary and animal care.