THE GREAT APES

Great Apes of the World
How many different great ape taxa are there? Sadly every one of them is threatened with extinction...

A.P.E.S database, survey reports & State of the Apes

Learn about two collaborative initiatives supporting great ape conservation. Some unpublished reports are available here.

Action Plans
In-depth documents that provide comprehensive information on the status of each species and species-specific conservation strategies.

Best Practices
A series of expert guidelines, designed to address critical issues in great ape conservation.

Position Statements

  • On the expansion of oil palm plantations in Africa

The Section on Great Apes
Learn about a section of the Primate Specialist Group dedicated to the conservation of our closest primate kin.