Ape Conservation in Africa


Wild gorillas and chimpanzees are on the brink of extinction. Habitat loss and poaching threaten these magnificent animals like never before. Ape Action Africa is committed to ape conservation in Africa - protecting Cameroon’s great apes through direct action, including rescuing orphaned gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys, giving them a safe forest sanctuary home where they can live with their own kind.


The Big Give Christmas Challenge has begun!


We are participating in the Christmas Challenge to raise funds for our tiniest orphans; those who have lost their mothers, who need our most devoted, round-the-clock care, and who depend on us for their survival. It's a lifetime commitment and we need your help!

On Tuesday 29th November, The Big Give is helping big-hearted people increase their impact by DOUBLING donations made through their website. Doubling starts at 12pm (midday) GMT in the UK on Tuesday, 29th November and runs for 72 hours, finishing on Friday 2nd December. If you are a UK resident, don’t forget to select Gift Aid, which is an additional, government-funded bonus that won’t cost you a penny! 






Come and visit us!


After a period of closure, Mefou Sanctuary is once again open to visitors! We are just 45 minutes away from Yaounde - come and meet the magnificent great apes of Cameroon in a natural forest setting.



Take a guided tour and learn how we are helping to save Cameroon’s natural treasures. Mefou Sanctuary is open for visitors from 9.00am to 4.30pm, every day of the year. The last tour starts at 3.30pm. 
















We need volunteers all year round so if you think you've got what it takes to work hard in hot and humid conditions, with our amazing animals keeping a watchful eye on you, please email us at volunteer@apeactionafrica.org .


You can find out more on our volunteer page where you can also download our application form and volunteer handbook, which gives you lots of information about volunteering for us. 








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Helping Endangered Primates in Cameroon