We work on the front line of conservation, saving primates from the illegal bushmeat and pet trades

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Author: Ian Bickerstaff

Volunteer in Cameroon

Please note that our volunteer programme is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.



2021 Calendar

Support us by buying a 2021 wall calendar!


Author: Ian Bickerstaff

Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £1,316.90

Caring through a Crisis

Your support is more crucial than ever before. Find out how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting our work and how you can make a difference to the lives of our 280 rescued gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys.


Author: Jo Gaweda

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Amount raised: £1,609.46


Our Impact


Rescued primates in our care at Mefou


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Cameroonian nationals employed by Ape Action Africa

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Latest news

  • A Delicate Operation

    When antibiotics failed to heal baboon Belabo's abscess, our vet team was faced with a challenging procedure. Read more

  • Meet the Team - Big Joe

    This month marks 23 years since Big Joe joined the Ape Action Africa team! Read more

  • Friday Update

    Friday has recovered well after a recent operation to extract bullets found lodged in his body. Read more

Latest blogs

  • Mefou in Focus - Big foot

    Read Ian's reflections on the relationship we have with our mighty gorilla cousins and see an incredible close-up of silverback Djanga. Read more

  • Mefou in Focus - Chimps

    Read about Ian's fascination with chimpanzees and what he's learnt about these remarkable animals during his visits to the forest of Mefou. Read more

  • Mefou in Focus - Introductions

    Our great friend and talented photographer Ian Bickerstaff introduces his new blog series, Mefou in Focus Read more