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Primate Links 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.

Gorilla Information
  • 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 Information
  • 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 Information
  • 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.

Bonobo 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."

Monkeys & Prosimian Information
  • 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.

Primate Sanctuaries
  • 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 United States.

  • 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
    CERCOPAN offers sanctuary and rehabilitation to both guenons and mangabeys in Cross River State, Nigeria.

  • 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.