Protecting Primates Together

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance is the largest coalition of wildlife centers and sanctuaries across Africa. With a network of 23 member organizations in 13 African countries, PASA serves as a united coalition fighting to protect and save humanity’s closest relatives from the brink of extinction.

Our chain of global experts addresses animal protection issues on a large scale and produces lasting changes to reduce suffering and abuse. The threats facing primates in Africa are multi-pronged, thus PASA works in different capacities on both local and global levels to halt the increasing loss of apes and monkeys.

Unless people around the world take action today, the great apes may be extinct in our lifetime.
Join the fight for primate survival.

Wildlife Trade: Primates are our closest relatives, and they are closer to extinction than ever before. An estimated 3,000 chimpanzees, gorillas, monkeys, and bonobos are lost from the wild every year to feed a multi-billion dollar illegal trafficking industry. Violently stolen from the wild after their mothers are killed, baby apes and monkeys are systematically sold and shipped across countries and continents to unaccredited zoos, private animal collections and several worse scenarios.

Illegal Hunting of Endangered Species: The horrific and rapidly growing Illegal Hunting of Endangered Species is now considered the most significant danger to the future of Africa’s primates. For each baby stolen from the wild to be raised for meat, up to ten adults are slaughtered in the process, as close-knit primate families die to protect their offspring.

Habitat Destruction: Widespread deforestation and habitat fragmentation are devastating forests and savannahs across Africa. Millions of acres of forest disappear every month and with it, families of monkeys and apes that have nowhere else to go.

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) is the largest network of wildlife centers working to care for, rehabilitate, and release apes and monkeys that are victims of illegal hunting of endangered species, the illicit pet trade, and horrific abuse. PASA and our members work with local authorities and other organizations to facilitate rescues and ensure that primates being kept illegally are confiscated and brought to safety. Learn More >

When disaster strikes, PASA is there to provide emergency funding and guidance. Our support includes rapid funding for member wildlife centers during crises, technical assistance, veterinary and animal care consultation and many other channels that allow PASA members to maintain the highest standards of care and welfare for primates in Africa. Learn More >

PASA offers advanced training and materials to veterinarians and animal care staff to enable them to excel. Our annual Strategic Development Conference for the directors of our member wildlife centers strengthens the capacity of the centers and brings the PASA family together. Learn More >

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance conducts pioneering programs to teach children and adults in Africa about the importance of the environment and how they can protect wildlife. We also run workshops to build the capacity of wildlife centers’ education staff. Learn More >

PASA is expanding the possibilities for our member wildlife centers to collect valuable research on the African primates they care for, the illegal pet trade, and the illegal hunting of endangered species. Learn More >

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) is the largest network of wildlife centers working to care for, rehabilitate, and release apes and monkeys that are victims of illegal hunting of endangered species, the illicit pet trade, and horrific abuse. PASA and our members work with local authorities and other organizations to facilitate rescues and ensure that primates being kept illegally are confiscated and brought to safety. Learn More >

When disaster strikes, PASA is there to provide emergency funding and guidance. Our support includes rapid funding for member wildlife centers during crises, technical assistance, veterinary and animal care consultation and many other channels that allow PASA members to maintain the highest standards of care and welfare for primates in Africa. Learn More >

PASA offers advanced training and materials to veterinarians and animal care staff to enable them to excel. Our annual Strategic Development Conference for the directors of our member wildlife centers strengthens the capacity of the centers and brings the PASA family together. Learn More >

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance conducts pioneering programs to teach children and adults in Africa about the importance of the environment and how they can protect wildlife. We also run workshops to build the capacity of wildlife centers’ education staff. Learn More >

PASA is expanding the possibilities for our member wildlife centers to collect valuable research on the African primates they care for, the illegal pet trade, and the illegal hunting of endangered species. Learn More >