CWAF and Ape Action Africa


Many of you will be familiar with our project as the Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund – CWAF. 


CWAF was established in 1996 as a UK charity and its primary objective was to improve living conditions for prrimates housed at Mvog Betsi Zoo in Yaounde, Cameroon. During 12 years of operation, CWAF expanded its mission significantly to provide sanctuary for wild orphans of the illegal bushmeat and pet trades in Cameroon.

CWAF has meant a lot over the years to our dedicated staff and supporters, but we took the decision in 2009 to move forward with a name that reflected our commitment to great ape protection and aligned us more closely with our goals:

  • provide sanctuary for individual, endangered primates orphaned by the illegal bushmeat and pet trades

  • actively rescue orphaned primates, providing rehabilitation and long term care in a protected environment.

  • work closely with the Cameroonian people to protect their natural heritage through education and social support.

We are very positive about the future and look forward to the new opportunities we have to increase awareness about the plight of great apes and raise vital funds for our long term work in Cameroon. 

Charity details



UK registered charity:            Ape Action Africa

Registered charity number:  1057061.




US charitable non-profit organisation with 501(3)(c) status:

                          Ape Action Africa Inc

Tax ID number:  76-0834562.



Please visit our contact page for details of how to get in touch with us.







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Helping Endangered Primates in Cameroon