General Ape Information
- African Ape Study Sites (by Jim Moore)
As chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas are studied at more and more locations, it has become
obvious that differences among sites are important and potentially informative about human
evolution, the nature of culture, and primate socioecology (as well as about the apes themselves).
This site has an in-depth list of these studies.
- Primate Websites (by Tim Knight)
An award-winning collection of primate related websites, design by Tim Knight. Check here
for primate vocalizations, images and other links.
- Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe
For many years Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe, or Mountain Gorilla & Rainforest Direct Aid,
has been supporting national parks in Uganda and Zaire where mountain gorillas live, as well as national
parks in (the country formerly known as) Zaire where the Eastern lowland gorilla lives.
- International Gorilla Conservation Program
The aim of the International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP) is to ensure the survival and long-term
conservation of mountain gorillas and medium altitude forest habitats in Rwanda, Uganda and (the country
formerly known as) Zaire.
- Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund - Europe
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund works internationally to save the mountain gorillas from extinction and ensure
the local people benefit from their unique natural heritage.
- Gorillas Online (by Tim Knight)
This site covers a wide variety of information about gorilla behaviour , reproduction and
natural history. It is a must for any online gorilla enthusiast!
- Orangutan Foundation International
The mission of the Orangutan Foundation International is to support the conservation and
understanding of the orangutan and its rain forest habitat while caring for ex-captive
individuals as they make their way back to the forest. Founded by Dr. Birute Galdikas.
- Balikpapan Orangutan Society USA
Indonesia is a beautiful and troubled land that continues to haunt us today, as do the burning
forests and troubled eyes of baby orangutans. Unable to forget these images, we established BOS-USA ,
a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Colorado on May 14, 1998. There is also a
website for BOS Indonesia
- Chimpanzee Cultures
This website provides a searchable, graphical database that describes the cultural variations
identified in the 14 June, 1999 Nature paper regarding the culture of chimpanzees.
- Eric Johansen's Chimpanzee Website
A great website for students - a good basic chimpanzee tutorial.
- Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute
The Institute cares for a unique family of five chimpanzees who have acquired the signs of American
Sign Language (ASL) and use those signs in conversations with each other and their human companions!
The chimpanzees' accomplishments are a scientific first and have resulted in a better understanding
of ourselves, as well as our place and role in nature.
- The Center for Captive Chimp Care
A website designed to inform the public about the 144 Air Force Chimpanzees.
- Jane Goodall Institute
The Jane Goodall Institute advances the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action
to improve the environment of all living things. Founded by Dr. Jane Goodall.
Also visit Jane Goodall Institute Canada.
Monkeys & Prosimian Information
- Bonobo Protection Fund
The Bonobo Protection League is a group of international scientists and laypersons who are
concerned about the future of one of human kind's closest living relatives, the bonobo.
- William Calvin's Website
William H. Calvin, author of Bonobos: The Left Bank Chimpanzees
"Bonobos and chimps are our closest cousins among the apes. The uncommon social structure, sexual behavior
and intellectual capacity of bonobos give us a unique glimpse of the roots of human nature."
- Lemur Home Page
A half dozen excellent links to lemur-related sites live here.
- Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program
The Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program (GLTCP) is an international conservation
initiative established to formulate and implement an integrated strategy for the
preservation of the critically endangered golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia)
and its habitat, the Atlantic Coastal Rainforests of Southeastern Brazil.
- Belize Howler Monkeys
A website covering the animals at the Community Baboon Sanctuary.
- European Marmoset Research Group
In view of the wide use of marmosets and tamarins in both fundamental and applied research,
the EMRG has been formed: (1) To identify the needs, capabilities, and susceptibilities of
marmosets and tamarins; (2) To optimise the laboratory maintenance of, and the experimental
procedures performed on marmosets and tamarins, relative to their needs; capabilities and
susceptibilities; (3) To act as a forum for multidisciplinary information exchange via the
organisation of workshops and publications, and affiliation to and interaction with other
organisations; (4) To identify the suitability in fundamental and applied research of
marmosets and tamarins compared with other primate and non-primate species.
- The Douc Langur Project
A detailed website dedicated to the study and conservation of the Douc Langur.
- The Wild One's Black Lion Tamarin Website
Basic details about the black lion tamarin. This site also includes a sound clip, and links
to other sites.
- Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation
The Center, established in 1993, is dedicated to offering a permanent sanctuary for orangutans
and chimpanzees in need of long-term lifecare.
- Mindy's Memory Primate Sanctuary
Our goal is to rescue monkeys discarded as pets or from research facilities and
provide a home for the lifetime of the animals.
- The Center for Captive Chimpanzee Care
A chimpanzee sanctuary in Florida dedicated to providing a lifetime of sanctuary to 21
of the Air Force chimpanzees.
- Performing Animal Welfare Society
Welcome to a place where abandoned or abused performing animals and victims of the
exotic animal trade can live in peace and contentment. The Performing Animal Welfare
Society is a true sanctuary -- a permanent home where animals come first.
- Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc. (WRR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to
the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of orphaned, injured, and displaced wildlife.
- International Primate Protection League
Among the numerous efforts of the IPPL, they support a fantastic gibbon sanctuary in the
- The Primate Rescue Center, Inc.
Located on 30 acres of lush farmland in central Kentucky, the Primate Rescue Center
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, recovery and
rehabilitation of all primates, including the 50+ in their care. The PRC is
licensed by the USDA, permitted by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and supported
by your generous donations.
- The Fauna Foundation
The work of the Fauna Foundation focuses on three areas: (1) The retirement of
former biomedical research chimpanzees; (2) The protection of neglected and abused
farm and zoo animals; (3)The implementation of projects that will increase awareness
about environmental issues including our Wetland Restoration Project.
- Limbe Wildlife Centre
Home to 31 species of African primates, as well as a myriad of other wildlife, Cameroon
is considered to be one of the world's 'hot spots' of biodiversity, with high levels of
endemic plants and animals. The Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC) provides one of the few
opportunities to see many of these species and is thus an important tool for conservation
education and awareness in Cameroon.
- Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
The Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage was founded by David and Sheila Siddle. It is situated
in Northern Zambia some 65 kilometres west of the Copperbelt town of Chingola. The Orphanage
began as a wildlife refuge for sick and injured animals found on and around the Chimfunshi Ranch.
CERCOPAN offers sanctuary and rehabilitation to both guenons and mangabeys in Cross River State,
- Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage
Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage was established in 1973 by Vivian Wilson to care for wild animals
reared as domestic pets and later abandoned or rejected by their owners. Most of these animals
have to remain in captivity for the rest of their lives but some can be rehabilitated into the wild.
- Vervet Monkey Foundation
In 1989 three concerned South Africans became involved in the plight of the vervet monkey
species in South Africa. The circumstances which precipitated their concern occurred when a
local farm employee, who was well aware of their conservation beliefs and lifestyle, entrusted
into their care an orphaned baby monkey only hours old.
- The Balikpapan Orangutan Society - Indonesia
BOS helps sponsor a reintroduction program for confiscated orangutans at the Wanariset Station
on the island of Borneo. BOS was formed by Dr. Willie Smits, a tropical forest ecologist and
senior advisor to the Minister of Forestry of Indonesia.
- Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand
The foundation runs several sanctuaries which care for injured and orphaned wildlife.
Their long term team aim is to return as many of these animals as possible back to the wild
where they belong.