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Spain: GAP Project and Animalia Protección Animal alert about the deplorable state of five Japanese monkeys in Guardamar del Segura (Alicante) - November 15, 2018

For years, in the municipality of Guardamar del Segura (Alicante), a farm with a zoological nucleus managed by private owners  maintains five Japanese monkeys. Until a few days ago, these animals were in very small, dirty cages, without any competent authority taking steps to transfer them to a suitable place. Given the refusal of the […]

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Are the great apes “persons”? The idea makes its way - October 30, 2018

Provide the great apes with a specific legal status: jurists and politicians want to move the borders of French law to better protect these primates in danger of extinction by promoting the emerging concept of “non-human person”. The situation of the great apes in the wild is alarming: two species of gorillas and two of […]

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China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan - October 26, 2018

AFP A billion-dollar hydroelectric dam development in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of the world’s rarest great ape has sparked fresh concerns about the impact of China’s globe-spanning infrastructure drive. The site of the dam in the Batang Toru rainforest on Sumatra island is the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan, a newly discovered […]

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Help save Doguy’s eye - October 16, 2018

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance Doguy’s eyes were bitten by fire ants, leaving him with excruciating infections. After extensive treatment, his left eye recovered but his right eye became inflamed and even more painful. It clearly needed to be extracted. Your overwhelming generosity made it possible to bring together a medical team last […]

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Giving day for Apes 2018 – September 25th - September 19, 2018

Giving Day for Apes 2018 is a global day to raise awareness and individual support for more than 35 qualified sanctuaries and rescue centers providing rehabilitation and/or long-term care to great apes and gibbons throughout Africa, Asia, and North America. With more than $1,100,000 raised and awarded to sanctuaries and rescue centers during the first […]

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Health Is Wealth - September 18, 2018

From Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust It’s the time of the year when the chimpanzee community at Ngamba Island gets shivers; it’s health check season. This year was so exciting since we live streamed the procedure for one day to enable our friends and supporters all over the world to have a chance to […]

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Animal advocate lawyer suffers car accident in Argentina - September 17, 2018

The Argentine lawyer Pablo Buompadre, well known for his defense in favor of animal rights, was the victim of a serious accident yesterday (16) on the Pan-American Highway, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He suffered cranial trauma and underwent risk surgery. According to information from the responsible medical team, he is in an […]

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In Loving Memory of Iris, Garrey, and Tiffany - September 11, 2018

By Molly Polidoroff, Executive Director, Save the Chimps Sanctuary Just this summer, we marked the first World Chimpanzee Day, a day set aside to celebrate our closest cousins. We at Save the Chimps have the honor of being part of the community that provides the best possible care as chimps are retired from laboratories, pet […]

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Help Monro and Lily - September 5, 2018

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance Standing for sale in the middle of a crowded market, little Monro was alone and terrified. Overwhelmed by frightening voices and smells, he cried desperately for the mother who was murdered in front of his eyes. His captors had cruelly tied a rope around his little waist so […]

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Center for Great Apes is celebrating 25th Anniversary - September 1, 2018

Originally established in 1993 as a permanent home for an infant orangutan (Pongo) and an infant chimpanzee (Grub) who were both kept at a Miami tourist attraction, the Center for Great Apes has to date cared for more than 60 great apes!  Our Founder Patti Ragan did not ever expect to have more than 10 to […]

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Trump administration wants to reinstate cruel hunting practices in Alaska, like killing hibernating bears, shooting wolf pups in dens - August 31, 2018

From Humane Society United States The Trump administration is trying to bring back some of the worst and most appalling hunting practices for wolves, grizzly bears and other wildlife on 20 million acres of federal public lands in Alaska. A rule proposed in May by the Department of the Interior would roll back an Obama-era […]

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Support Ngamba Chimps this Apegiving day – September 25th - August 27, 2018

What if we all gave for the sustainability of Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary? We can! On September 25th, 2018, our animal advocates will come together for a 24 hours of unprecedented giving day to support the amazing work of Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary through Giving Day for Apes. Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust that […]

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Stolen from their mothers - August 26, 2018

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance No one knows how long little Chickaboo was trapped with a vicious wire snare around her hand, all alone in the forest. Can you imagine the panic this baby gorilla felt? She was in terrible pain and starving when she arrived at Ape Action Africa, a PASA member […]

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GAP Spain names legendary Biruté Mary Galdikas as president of honor - August 18, 2018

The Great Ape Project Spain named, after her consent, Birute Mary Galdikas as president of honor of the organization. Galdikas is one of the three women who the anthropologist Louis Leakey chose for the field study of the great apes and today is the only one who remains in the field in defense of the […]

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Help change the fate of former lab chimpanzees in United States - August 8, 2018

From NEAVS – New England Anti-Vivisection Society (USA) Did you know that hundreds of chimpanzees still languish in government owned or supported facilities? You read that right. In November 2015 our government, via the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced that it would no longer support the use of chimpanzees in research. Almost three years […]

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Yes! Brussels to end experiments on animals - August 3, 2018

The government of Brussels-Capital Region is putting an end to experiments on dogs, cats, and primates! Starting January 1st, 2020, experiments on these animals will be forbidden, significantly reducing the number of living beings used for testing in the region. Five years later, starting January 1st, 2025, animal experiments will also be prohibited in education and […]

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She won’t let go of her sister - July 31, 2018

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance Oumou and Nana cling desperately to each other. They are tiny babies who look like twins, but in fact, they’ve only just met. Fear and confusion overwhelm them as they hear cars whizzing by, men shouting at one another – confusing sights and smells that they’ve never experienced before. […]

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Thomas Cook to end trips to parks with captive killer whales - July 29, 2018

From The Guardian Thomas Cook is to stop selling trips to animal parks that keep killer whales in captivity, following, it said, customer feedback and evidence from animal welfare specialists. “This was not a decision we took lightly,” Peter Fankhauser, CEO of Thomas Cook Group, said in a blog posted on Sunday. Tickets will not […]

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Orangutan: How 70,000 years of human interaction have shaped an icon of wild nature - July 27, 2018

The evolution of the orangutan has been more heavily influenced by humans than was previously thought, new research reveals. Source: Cardiff University Professor Mike Bruford, of Cardiff University, was part of the team of scientists shedding light on the development of the critically endangered species. Their findings offer new possibilities for orangutan conservation. One of […]

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When volun-tourism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be’ – ‘It was pretty much a zoo’ - July 24, 2018

By Garth Bray (Fair Go) Orangutans are being kept in cages for up to 14 hours a day without drinking water at a self-described research facility in Malaysia, a Fair Go investigation has revealed. Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Sanctuary defended its treatment of the critically endangered animals, saying cages are necessary to protect the […]

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