Apes Like Us
APES LIKE US is a GLOBIO project to create greater global awareness of great ape survival — it features original video content, educational materials, and resources support to ape sanctuaries and field conservation projects — in turn connecting people to some of the most pressing issues we all face.
Apes Like Us provides GLOBIO a unique story-telling outreach platform. To date we have reached over a half million people worldwide with compelling and engaging original video content on our YouTube channel Apes Like Us. In 2019 we began filming our first full-length documentary focused on the extraordinary women in conservation and science changing the fate of great apes – Before They’re Gone.
Apes Like Us is partnering directly with six ape sanctuaries and two field conservation projects in Africa and Indonesia to increase awareness of great ape survival. This includes development of a multi-part great ape education series including videos and supporting curriculum about what great apes are, where they live, natural history and the conflicts they face for survival. This new education project will target schools and villages in and around sanctuaries and conservation areas where great apes live as well as adoption in Western classrooms and zoos.
In 2018 GLOBIO launched the LUCI Light project as a facet of its Apes Like Us outreach. Solar LUCI Lights are donated by donor like you, then delivered to sanctuaries, vet clinics, field conservation project and village schools to support learning and shed light on great ape conservation. Learn more about the LUCI Light donation project and donate here.