Ape Conservation in Africa


Wild gorillas and chimpanzees are on the brink of extinction. Habitat loss and poaching threaten these magnificent animals like never before. 


Ape Action Africa is committed to ape conservation in Africa - protecting Cameroon’s great apes through direct action, including rescuing orphaned gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys, giving them a safe forest sanctuary home where they can live with their own kind.


We are home to 2 new chimpanzees


Two female chimps have found a new home at Mefou after being rescued last week. The first was confiscated from a hotel where she was being kept alone in a cage. She is about 2 years old and Rachel has named her Twinkle because she saw a shooting star in the forest! Our second is just a tiny four month old baby, confiscated from ape traffickers by LAGA. The traffickers are in jail awaiting charges. 

You can read more about our new arrivals including how to help at our news page






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Helping Endangered Primates in Cameroon