GLOBIO is active in communities across Equatorial Africa and Borneo/ Sumatra, in addition to the digital conservation learning resources used around the world.
Our major programmatic effort is to create these digital conservation learning resources for communities in and around ape sanctuaries and conservation areas. That work expanded with targeted projects like LUCI Light, illuminating learning and conservation by delivering solar lights to schools, veterinarian clinics, and in-field conservation projects, located in places where great apes survive. Additionally, with our Orangutan Tree Project, rebuilding the rainforest home of Bornean orangutans’ one tree at a time.
Why Great Apes as a Theme?
Charismatic species engage people of every age and socio-economic level and few species are as engaging as apes. From a conservation perspective, no group of animals could be more connected to our own global health: disease, deforestation, climate change. Over 2.5 billion of the poorest people live in tropical countries shared by great apes.
Our Field Conservation Programs are critical to our connecting species with people with our shared planet. Partnerships are the foundation of our first step. We hope our models of collaboration are adopted, replicated and expanded to help others make meaningful impact.
Learning drives understanding. We realize people must first understand their place in the global community and environment, and in turn the impact of their actions before positive change can occur.
Our Global Partners
Our commitment to collaboration and partnerships is a cornerstone of how we view working in the world. As a small organization our impact is amplified through a network of working relationships in seven countries: Borneo & Sumatra (Indonesia), Cameroon, DR Congo, Sierra Leone, Uganda, United States, and Zambia.
- Ape Action Africa (Cameroon)
- Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage (Zambia)
- Kasisi Community Project (Uganda)
- Kibale Chimpanzee (Uganda)
- Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Sierra Leone)
- Yayasan IAR Indonesia (Borneo)