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.



Visit our sanctuary!

Please note that we are currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Author: Ian Bickerstaff

Location: Parc de la Mefou,,

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

Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £880.56


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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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