African Apes Initiative
Project Animal(s) : Bonobo, Chimpanzee, Gorilla
Project Category : Mammals
Project Region : Africa
Project Type : Conservation
Project URL : http://www.awf.org/projects/african-apes-initiative
Project is timebound? : No
All of Africa’s great ape species are either endangered or critically endangered.
Africa is home to four of the world’s five great apes: the bonobo, chimpanzee, and two species of gorilla—the eastern and western. Unfortunately, all of these apes are facing extinction due to a number of threats, including habitat destruction and fragmentation, poaching, the risk of disease transfer from humans, and the pet trade.
African Apes Initiative addresses the immediate threats facing the continent’s apes.
The primary objective of the African Apes Initiative (AAI) is to work toward conserving at least one population of each of the nine subspecies of African Apes by prioritizing great ape habitats that are in greatest need of conservation intervention.
Project Agency : African Wild life Foundation
Project Agency Contact : http://www.awf.org/contact