THE AFRICAN APES FOUNDATION
The African Apes Foundation's primary target is to provide a safe haven for confiscated and displaced African apes. In addition, the Foundation will help to rescue other wildlife that are in the same precarious situation.
The African Apes Foundation is building and providing a permanent sanctuary for the care of African apes that are rescued from the illegal trade or other difficult circumstances and are in desperate need of a new and safe home. In addition, the Foundation will help to rescue other wildlife that are in the same precarious situation.
The Foundation is promoting the raising of funds to build a sanctuary in Central Kenya primarily for African apes. The sanctuary’s mission is to house, protect and care for the animals; to educate tourists and local people on the need to preserve the animals and the forests for coming generations. The sanctuary is will provide work and sales opportunities for the neighbouring local people.
Young chimpanzees are often called the "By-product" of the Bush Meat trade. They are captured, smuggled and then sold to become circus artists, private pets or zoo animals.
A SAFE PLACE
In the wild chimpanzees live in family groups. Any Sanctuary will have to "create these family groups so they can live a normal life even in captivity. The Sanctuary will be guarded 24/7 to keep them safe.
THE CHANGE WHEN BEING SAVED
Eva when she arrived with us
Eva was tied with a rope around her waist on arrival
Eva, after a few months in safety
Sara, 3 months later
Sara after being confiscated by Wildlife in South Sudan and given to us
EDUCATION CENTER & FACTS
Apes are a fantastic “gateway” to make people – young and old – understand that the country’s wildlife must be looked after. It is a natural resource and everybody can relate to apes and will understand the necessity to preserve wildlife. It becomes a shortcut to conservation education. This is needed now when we are destroying our planet at a rapid speed, especially in Africa.