Conserving Natural Habitat
PASA member wildlife centers protect critically threatened wildlife habitat.
Loss of habitat, as well as fragmentation and degradation of habitat, are severe threats to the survival of Africa’s great apes, all of whom are endangered, as well as many species of monkey.

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance’s member wildlife centers across Africa collaborate with their governments to protect vast tracts of critically threatened natural habitat across Africa. They also work to increase the amount of protected primate habitat – almost half of PASA members have successfully helped to establish new legally protected areas. This is essential to protect humanity’s nearest relatives from extinction in the long term. The centers’ close relationships with government agencies and their knowledge of local cultures is essential for them to succeed in these collaborations.