Partner Spotlight

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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Meet our girl Molly!

By Shirley / August 22, 2014 / Comments Off on Meet our girl Molly!

For several years, Molly Jorges has worked at the C.A.R.E. baboon rehabilitation center in Phalaborwa, South Africa. C.A.R.E. was founded by the late Rita Miljo in 1989. Rita and three other baboons (including Bobby, her first rescue) tragically died in a fire at the sanctuary during the night of July 27, 2012. Working for baboons…

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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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