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

A Year To Remember

As we celebrate 25 years of rescue and rehabilitation, we're also facing the biggest struggle in our history. Donate today and you can make a difference to our orphans in 2021.


Author: Jo Gaweda

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Amount raised: £1,480.54


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



Our Impact


Rescued primates in our care at Mefou


US$ fresh produce purchased from local communities monthly


Cameroonian nationals employed by Ape Action Africa

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