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IPPL is commemorating World Environment Day

World Environment Day

By International Primate Protection League / June 5, 2019 / Comments Off on World Environment Day

IPPL is recognizing World Environment Day today, June 5, 2019. Part of protecting primates is protecting the planet. Whether that means protecting habitat at the IPPL sanctuary or supporting programs across the globe, environmentally-friendly practices are part of what we do. To commemorate @WorldEnvironmentDay, IPPL is highlighting the good work of organizations funded by our…

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Extra! Extra! Do we have news for you

By International Primate Protection League / March 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Extra! Extra! Do we have news for you

IPPL News is back with its March 2019 issue! We have lots of exciting stories for our supporters and primate lovers. You will read about Shirley Loris named after IPPL’s very own Shirley! And about wonderful projects in Liberia (Sneak peek with the image above. Wowza! Right?), Ecuador, and Indonesia – and more. Chimpanzees? Check!…

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Protecting primates together

By International Primate Protection League / February 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Protecting primates together

The last couple of weeks have been extra fun for the staff, otters, and gibbons! We’ve been fortunate to have Irene and Joseph from the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary with us here at IPPL.  In addition to sharing their knowledge and great stories with us, they got a look at our operations and had the…

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Four ways to celebrate International Gibbon Day

By International Primate Protection League / October 23, 2015 / Comments Off on Four ways to celebrate International Gibbon Day

Tomorrow, October 24, is International Gibbon Day. And Halloween is just around the corner. That means tomorrow would be a perfect day to work on your very own gibbon mask or costume—and we’ve got some links to show you how! You know that no one else in your neighborhood will come to the trick-or-treat marathon…

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A children’s book on chimpanzees in Cameroon

By International Primate Protection League / July 8, 2015 /

At IPPL, we take pride in helping fund dozens of grassroots primate sanctuaries and rescue centers in countries where primates are native. One of the sanctuaries we help support is the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon, which cares for apes that have been rescued from the trade in bushmeat, pets, and animals used for…

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Ape Action Africa: Volunteer update

By International Primate Protection League / May 26, 2015 /

Ape Action Africa is one of the largest primate sanctuaries on the continent, and IPPL is proud to help support the wonderful rescue work the AAA staff is doing in Cameroon. AAA (formerly the Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund) makes use of many volunteers, and last week the IPPL Headquarters Sanctuary was host to one of…

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Bioko Island: The next Costa Rica?

By International Primate Protection League / January 6, 2015 /

With 11 species of primates and large stretches of as-yet-unspoiled forest habitat, Bioko Island (which lies just 20 miles off the west coast of Africa) has the highest primate density of any African country. That’s according to Justin Jay, Program Co-Director of The Drill Project. Justin returned for a repeat visit to the IPPL sanctuary…

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IPPL’s Small Grants Program is there from the start

By Shirley / November 21, 2014 / Comments Off on IPPL’s Small Grants Program is there from the start

For many years, IPPL has worked to locate overseas organizations doing great work below the radar of large funding sources and invited them to apply for financial support to our Small Grants Program. Many of the groups to which IPPL provided seed money when they were brand-new and struggling have grown into large, successful organizations.…

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Ebola threatens chimp sanctuary

By International Primate Protection League / August 8, 2014 /

Humans are not the only ones at risk from Ebola: chimps and gorillas are also susceptible to the deadly virus, which is currently wreaking havoc in West Africa. It’s turning out to be the worst outbreak of this virus in history.   That’s why we are so worried about our friends at the Tacugama Chimpanzee…

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A monkey castle in Morocco

By International Primate Protection League / March 15, 2013 / Comments Off on A monkey castle in Morocco

“How do you defend a once-widespread primate in Morocco from further decline?” After seeing the degraded state of the Barbary macaque monkeys living by the roadside near the town of Azrou, this is what our roving zoologist/photojournalist Keri Cairns wanted to know. Maybe build the monkeys a castle?   We had sent Keri on an…

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A new monkey house rises in the Amazon

By International Primate Protection League / September 21, 2012 / Comments Off on A new monkey house rises in the Amazon

This past spring saw an unusual amount of flooding along the Amazon River. Although animals of all sorts (including people) know to expect rising river levels during the rainy seasons, the deluge this year came as a surprise. As a result, our friends with Fundación Maikuchiga were left in a bit of a bind. The…

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Remembering Rita Miljo, the “Mother Teresa of Baboons”

By International Primate Protection League / August 1, 2012 /

Rita Miljo, founder of the Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education, a baboon sanctuary in South Africa, died in a fire last Friday evening along with three of her favorite baboons. The blaze consumed her home as well as the clinic and nursery night quarters. No other staff, volunteers, or animals were harmed. Her loss…

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A legal victory for night monkeys

By International Primate Protection League / July 18, 2012 /

Angela Maldonado deserves to be known as “Our Angel of the Night Monkeys.” Last year she filed charges against the most powerful scientist in Colombia. This year she won. On July 5, the Administrative Court of Cundinamarca in Colombia revoked the permits of noted malaria researcher Dr. Manuel Elkin Patarroyo. (His lab has benefitted greatly…

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New construction at C.A.R.E.

A field report from South Africa’s baboon sanctuary

By Rebecca / October 26, 2011 / Comments Off on A field report from South Africa’s baboon sanctuary

Hello from C.A.R.E.! This is day two, and I’m starting to get acclimated. The first day was spent meeting the baboons and catching up with C.A.R.E. founder Rita Miljo, who sends her best to IPPL and its supporters. We are staying at the wonderful Mfubu lodge in a cottage overlooking the Olifants River. No alarm…

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