Ape Action Africa is passionate about great ape conservation in Cameroon. Our mission is to address the immediate threats faced by gorillas and chimps in Africa and to work with communities to develop long-term solutions to ensure their survival in the wild. 

We rescue orphaned and injured gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys, some only days old and hours from death. Once they are in our care, we work around the clock in Cameroon’s Mefou primate sanctuary to give them urgent veterinary care and nourishment.

In the protected zone of our Mefou primate sanctuary, safe from poachers, the animals are cared for by our expert team of caregivers, many of whom are local community members that have joined our fight to protect Cameroon's natural heritage. Eventually, when the young orphans are strong enough, we reintroduce them to groups of their own kind in safe and controlled environments. 

We operate a thriving education program for local school children, who are encouraged to visit Mefou to see Cameroon's wildlife in its natural environment.

We are committed to identifying areas that can be set aside as protected habitat for rescued gorillas and chimpanzees. It is our hope that one day the great apes and monkeys in our care will be released back into the wild, where they belong.

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