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Rescued and orphaned gorillas desperately need regular enrichment. Will you be the one to give them a better life? 

Fernan-Vaz Gorilla Project provides a sanctuary for gorillas rescued from the bushmeat and live pet trades in Gabon, Central Africa. Fernan-Vaz Gorilla Project’s mission is to curb the bushmeat and great-ape pet trades. Both problems, along with the exploitation of tropical forests and the danger from emerging diseases, threaten the survival of Gabon’s wild great-ape populations. The Project’s mission includes:

  • The rescue and care of legally confiscated orphaned western lowland gorillas
  • Environmental awareness campaigns and educational tourist visits
  • Sustainable development efforts and community outreach
  • Conservation-oriented research
  • Advocacy and law enforcement

The Project hosts an island Sanctuary for orphaned gorillas, operates a Rehabilitation Center for sick or injured gorillas, monitors daily gorilla activity and promotes conservation of the great apes through educational outreach programs to local communities.

Learn more about the gorillas of Fernan-Vaz on its website.

Your donation will be processed by the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA), of which Fernan-Vaz Gorilla Project is a member. PASA is registered in the United States as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are fully tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.