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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.

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) and WARF aims to repopulate the island of Phuket, Thailand 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 tourist 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 is a project which 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.

LAGA (Last Great Ape Organisation) is a small NGO working towards efficient law enforcement 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 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.


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