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Important Links

 

Animal Defenders International - The mission of the ADI is to educate, create awareness, and promote the interest of humanity in the cause of justice, and the suppression of all forms of cruelty to animals; wherever possible to alleviate suffering, and to conserve and protect animals and the environment.

Animal Legal Defense Fund - ALDF is the country's leading animal rights law organization working nationally to defend animals from abuse and exploitation.

Animal Welfare Institute - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1951 to reduce the sum total of pain and fear inflicted on animals by humans.

The Ape Alliance - An international coalition of organizations and individuals, working for the conservation and welfare of apes.

The Arcus Great Apes Fund - provides support for conservation efforts that promote the survival of the Great Apes in the wild and provides support for sanctuaries that offer safety and freedom from invasive research and other forms of human exploitation. As its name implies, this fund supports only activities that specifically impact gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos and gibbons.

Bushmeat Crisis Taskforce - BCTF facilitates the work of its members in identifying and implementing effective and appropriate solutions to the commercial exploitation of endangered and threatened species.

Bushmeat Project - The Bushmeat Project has been established to develop and support community based partnerships that will help the people of equatorial Africa to develop alternatives to unsustainable bushmeat.

David Bohnett Foundation - Seeks to accomplish their mission by providing funding, state-of-the-art technology and technical support to innovative organizations and institutions that, in addition to meeting our funding guidelines, share our vision.

The Center for Great Apes - Located in Wauchula, Florida, was founded in 1993. Its primary purpose is to provide a permanent sanctuary in a safe and enriching environment for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of long-term life care.

The Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage in central Zambia. Twenty years ago, David and Sheila Siddle rescued a dying chimpanzee at their farm in Zambia. That sense of compassion is what makes Chimfunshi the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary – and a unique place on earth.

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest CSNW Exists to guarantee a lifetime of quality care to captive chimpanzees who are exploited by the biomedical research and entertainment industries. The Sanctuary allows captive chimpanzees to permanently live in a safe and enriching environment, and supports others to do the same through education and collaboration.

Central Washington University's Primate Behavior and Ecology program - provides majors with interdisciplinary perspectives on the behavior and ecology of non-human primates in both captive and free-ranging settings.

Central Washington University's Psychology Department

Eyes On Apes - an advocacy group and program of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, provides tools that empower individuals to create change for captive and free-living apes in need.

The Fauna Foundation - A non-profit organization, dedicated to creating a caring environment for neglected and abused farm and circus animals, and former biomedical research chimpanzees.

The Great Ape Project - The Great Ape Project is an idea, a book, and an organization. The idea is radical but simple: to include the nonhuman great apes within the community of equals by granting them the basic moral and legal protection that only human beings currently enjoy.

In Defense of Animals - Dedicated to ending the exploitation and abuse of animals by defending their rights, welfare, and habitats.

International Primate Protection Leaque - Working to protect all living primates, since 1973.

The Jane Goodall Institute - Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, JGI is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. We are creating healthy ecosystems, promoting sustainable livelihoods and nurturing new generations of committed, active citizens around the world.

The Jane Goodall Blog - Chimp Tracker - a blog that features interesting and important news about chimpanzees -- items pulled from news media, other blogs, features about guests who come to JGI to make presentations, and occasional other original material such as Q&As with primatologists.

The mission of the Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group (LPAG) is to expose the true reality of laboratory primates from the perspective of the people who know them best.

The National Anti-Vivisection Society - NAVS - The National Anti-Vivisection Society is dedicated to abolishing the exploitation of animals used in research, education and product testing.

The New England Anti-Vivisection Society - NEAVS , founded in 1895, works to expose and replace animal experiments in laboratories and classrooms with ethically and scientifically responsible modern research methods. This is accomplished through educational programs, legislative initiatives, public awareness, outreach programs and publications.

The Orangutan Foundation International - Learn about the Great Red Ape and what is being done to study and conserve them. You will also find out how to help make a difference in the survival of the endangered orangutan.

PAWS - Welcome to a place where abandoned or abused performing animals and victims of the exotic animal trade can live in peace and contentment.

Pan-African Sanctuary Alliance - Founded in 2000, The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance is the association of 17 sanctuaries in Africa that collectively care for over 670 chimpanzees, 80 gorillas, 40 bonobos, 200 drills, and literally thousands of baboons and other endangered primates.

Potrero Nuevo Fund - The goal of this program is to promote awareness of issues concerning the local urban environment through innovative partnerships between artists, arts and/or environmental non-profit organizations and/or local communities. We extend a special thank you for support to Friends of Washoe from this organization.

The Primate Freedom Project - The specific purpose of this project is to create a public awareness of the conditions and uses of primates used in research.

Releasechimps.org - Project R&R’s mission is to end the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research and testing in the United States and to help provide them rescue and restitution in permanent sanctuary.

Save the Chimps - The Center's mission is to create a sanctuary for the permanent, lifetime care for chimpanzees retired from research laboratories or who have been abandoned by owners no longer able to provide adequate care.

Save the Primates - Australian non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting awareness about endangered primates close to extinction & raising funds for primate conservation & wildlife sanctuaries projects - such as primate enclosures, education programs, and animal rescues. Currently supporting the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

Society & Animals Institute (formerly PsyETA) - Since 1981, Society & Animals Forum (formerly Psychologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) works with social scientists, mental health providers and other animal protection organizations to reduce the suffering and exploitation of both human and nonhuman animals.

Wasmoeth Wildlife Foundation - Unless we take drastic action about a quarter of the earth's species (more than a quarter of the large predators) will disappear by the year 2020. The Wasmoeth Wildlife Foundation (TWWF) has been established to help save some of these animal species that are threatened with extinction. Includes great video footage on the“Bili Mystery Apes” Project