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Computer facial recognition to combat wildlife trafficking. Starting with our fellows chimpanzees. ChimpFace arises! - January 14, 2019

By Jaqueline B. Ramos* Wildlife trafficking is a multibillion-dollar illegal trade and currently buyers and sellers openly use internet social media to do their dirty business. Fortunately a lot of people are dedicated to its combat in different ways, including computer learning experts.  For two years, a project led by North-American conservationist Alexandra Russo and […]

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Serginho (* 20/03/1998 † 07/01/2019) - January 9, 2019

GREAT APES SANCTUARY OF VARGEM GRANDE PAULISTA -SP / AFFILIATED TO GAP PROJECT He arrived on a rainy Christmas day, 8 months old and totally changed our lives. For him we moved from the city to the countryside. For him we gave up trips and family outings, because someone always had to stay for safety […]

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Amazing sculpture of orangutan Sandra - January 8, 2019

From Center for Great Apes The annual Endangered:Art4Apes art contest to benefit the Center for Great Apes had over 400 entries this year of wonderful art on the theme of endangered animals, plants, or environments. Many of the entries are exhibited at Miami’s Art Basel week each year, and there are some incredible pieces there!  This […]

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In loving memory of Beth - December 31, 2018

From Save the Chimps Sanctuary We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Beth, a kind and gentle female chimpanzee who lived in Rufus’ Family at Save the Chimps and passed away due to complications of heart disease. Beth was a strikingly beautiful chimpanzee with distinctive eyes and a smooth, dark face. She was […]

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GAP Brazil: News from Cecilia, the first chimpanzee released by Habeas Corpus right in the world - December 21, 2018

Female chimpanzee Cecília arrived in April of 2017 in the Great Apes Sanctuary of Sorocaba, in São Paulo, affiliated to Project GAP, and made history. She was the first chimpanzee in the world to be released due to her Habeas Corpus right, when the Justice of Argentina allowed her to be transfered from the zoo […]

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Africa/DRC: Updates on Doguy, the chimp with eye issues - December 18, 2018

From J.A.C.K. Sanctuary Chimp Doguy, in addition to his annual health check, had to undergo the surgery to remove the cataract on his left eye. Many, many things for this young male to go through… Unfortunately, two important events obliged J.A.C.K. to cancel/postpone the so expected eye operation! First, one of the two South African […]

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Chimpanzee Trust Ngamba Island/Africa: How Chimpanzees Make Economic Decisions - November 25, 2018

There are two research projects currently running at Ngamba Island by researchers from Max Planck Institute and University of Warwick. Lou Marie Haux, from University of Warwick, UK, is running a series of studies to establish how chimpanzees make economic decisions. Do they choose a safe reward or are they willing to take a risk […]

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PASA/Africa: See new behind the stage footage and support the apes sanctuaries work - November 21, 2018

From PASA PASA – Pan African Sanctuary Alliance is the largest alliance of wildlife centers in Africa, with 23 pioneering member organizations in 13 countries. This year, many PASA member wildlife centers have seen a sudden increase in the number of chimpanzees they rescue – a sign that smuggling is on the rise. But, this […]

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GAP mourns for the decision of German Court to keep chimpanzee Robby at the circus - November 19, 2018

Early this month, international press gave the news about German Court final decision in favor of Klaus Köhler, from Circus Belly, to keep chimpanzee Robby, other than transferring the estimated 43-year-old chimpanzee to better conditions of captivity.  Robby is the last chimpanzee in a circus in Germany and for the last seven years not only […]

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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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