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Rescue and Rehabilitation centers


IPPL is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s remaining primates, great and small. Since 1973, they have worked to expose primate abuse and battled international traffickers. They also operate a sanctuary for gibbons (the smallest of the apes) in South Carolina and support primate rescue efforts worldwide, especially in countries where primates are native. Their goal is to keep these uniquely threatened animals safe from human cruelty, negligence, and exploitation, envisioning a world where all primates can thrive in their native habitats.


Amazoonico is a wild animal rescue centre located in the Napo region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The centre holds many different animals mostly rescued from the pet trade. Animals that can be safely released to their natural environment are reintroduced in the centres own GSR reserve. They also run awareness campaigns in local villages and with tourists.

Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)

The GRP aims to repopulate the island of Phuket, Thialand with white-handed gibbons. The species was hunted to extinction on the island around 25 years ago. GRP has been testing methods of reintroduction for the past 10 years. Reintroductions remain a relatively new division of conservation movement as well as uncharted terrain for research. GRP also works to end the demand for the illegal use of gibbons as toursits attractions and as pets, the GRP hopes to create awareness of the plight of gibbons and to the role that tourism plays in the demand for baby gibbons.

Ikama Peru

This project has two centres of operation in the Peruvian Amazon. In the Alto Mayo Valley they run a small reserve for wild titi monkeys and a rescue centre for woolly and spider monkeys, and a new reserve near Pacaya Samiria national park, where it is hoped the rescued monkeys can be returned to the wild. IAMA also run high profile environmental awareness campaigns in the local and national media.

Inti Wara Yassi

Bolivian wildlife refuge aims to rehabilitate wild animals. The refuge provides these animals with the care they need and  to provide the utmost freedom possible for each individual animal when rehabilitation is not possible. They work to stop wild animal being abused or kept as a pets.

LAGA -The Last Great Ape Organization

A small NGO working towards efficient law inforcement in Central Africa. This project is extremely successful and gives a great example for how small, law budget operations can bring a real change for the future of primates.


Wild Futures

Wild Futures is a UK registered charity founded upon almost five decades of experience as a leader in the field of primate welfare and conservation, environmental education, and sustainable practice.


Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand. Currently WARF operates four wildlife sanctuaries that focus on providing appropriate housing and care for animals placed under their protection. Many of the animals in WARF's care are former pets that have been maltreated, or have grown too big and unmanageable for their owners. WARF's goal is to rehabilitate these animals wherever possible and return them to the wild. However many animals are too disabled or have been too traumatized to be able survive on their own. For these animals, the long-term care offered in the sanctuaries is their only hope of survival.



Environment and Research


ARKive is the ultimate multimedia guide to the world's endangered species. Explore and search for videos, photos and facts about the world's endangered biodiversity.

Callicebus Info Site

The goal of this website is to collect and share data on the taxonomy and distribution of the Callicebus or titi monkeys.

Estación de Biología Tropical Los Tuxtlas

This Web site describes the research programs in the Laboratory of Primatology of the field station Los Tuxtlas (Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), under the direction of Alejandro Estrada Ph.D. These programs encompass projects with wild primates, other mammals, birds and some insect groups of the tropical rain forests of southern Mexico.


A global portal for environmental jobs & resumes, listing hundreds of environmental jobs, and resumes of job seekers.

Fundacion Entropika/Entropika UK

A dedicated group of individuals from varying backgrounds, countries and cultures who are working together to make a difference in the Amazon Rainforest by collaborating closely with local indigenous people to implement sustainable conservation programmes through research, education, cooperation and commitment.


A great resource. Provides news on conservation and the environment, with a focus on tropical forests and biodiversity.

MSc Primate Conservation

The course provides an interactive learning environment, combining self-directed development of knowledge and skills with collaborative learning. The interests and expertise of staff and students are pooled to promote effective mutual support and encouragement. The objective is to create a highly flexible system that allows you to build on your strengths and to learn from the strengths of others. Regular contact with tutors and feedback from assessed coursework are important features of the course.

Our Future Planet

The first non - profit organization that allows anyone to express and decide direction of our future. There are many charity organizations that all follow their own specific goal, but OFP is the first to create something bigger: a whole new planet of change. We believe that through a joined discussion of opinions, greater decisions can be made. We raise sponsorship to support and implement the petitions of our citizens with the most support.

Pitheciine Action Group Pitheciine Action Group (PAG) promotes the effective conservation of the genera Callicebus, Cacajao, Chiropotes and Pithecia. Its main objectives are to coordinate and encourage research, act as a clearinghouse for information and resource sharing, and provide information to guide policy decisions. Current PAG activities include producing the book 'Evolutionary Biology and Conservation of Titis, Sakis and Uacaris' and, together with the Brazilian Environmental Protection Agency (IBAMA), developing Action Plans for all the endangered Brazilian taxa.

Primate Info Net

Primate Info Net (PIN) is a web resource designed to cover the broad field of primatology providing original content and links to resources about nonhuman primates in research, education and conservation.


The aim of the Darwin Initiative PRIMENET project is to develop a comprehensive strategy for the critically endangered brown-headed spider monkey (Ateles fusciceps), vulnerable primates and habitats in NW Ecuador, based on a programme of monitoring, education and sustainable livelihoods within local communities. 

Restore UK

Restore UK was established in 2001 as a grant-making charity to invest in the protection and restoration of Britain's natural habitat. This vision has since expanded to incorporate environmental and bio-diversity issues globally.

Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS)

Conservation of the endemic Sumatran orangutan (pongo abelii) and its native habitat through: Promoting public awareness of, and participation in, conservation strategies for the Sumatran orangutan through campaigns, community education and global communication and collaboration with Indonesian conservationists in the establishment and running of the Orang-utan Information Centre, and assisting the Government-run Bohorok Orang-utan Centre in the care of ex-captive orang-utans.



Human rights and Development

Colombia Solidarity Campaign UK

Seeking to help counter selective and bias reporting and gives opposition to paramilitary violence backed by foreign capital which is extracting resources at the expense of the Colombian people and it's flora and fauna. The Colombia Solidarity Campaign campaigns for a socially just and sustainable peace in Colombia based on a respect of human rights and an end to foreign military intervention.

Viva Amazonia

Aims to inform about the violation of human rights and environmental law by national, international and transnational actors in the Amazon, to contribute to a open discussion about raw materials and climate change, as well as the continuing disappearance of indigenous culture and protected fauna and flora. The association organizes campaigns in the public sphere as well as lectures and supports the network of activists in Europe and Latin America.


EcosideECOSIDE - The 5th Missing Crime Against Peace

Join NPC in the Global Initiative to Eradicate Ecocide and make those who destroy the planet criminally liable. Communities throughout the world are facing the risk of being displaced and harmed as a result of commercially driven motives without their voices being heard. It has been proposed that Ecocide be recognized as the fifth Crime Against Peace to stop this from happening. “We have a choice: step into the role of being stewards of our communities, or let others determine what happens next” (Polly Higgins, Environmental Lawyer).




Other Links Of Interest

My Green WorldMy Green World

My Green World is a wildlife and environmental conservation organisation dedicated to fostering connections between people and charitable initiatives worldwide. My Green World empowers and educates the global community through a range of online initiatives, bringing people closer to nature





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