Apes Like Us

Apes Like Us

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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 2 million people worldwide with compelling and engaging original video content on our YouTube channel Apes Like Us

Apes Like Us is partnering directly with ape sanctuaries and 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.

All footage used in our Apes Like Us videos is obtained through reputable, ethically-run wildlife sanctuaries dedicated to caring for their rescued primates and protecting their wild counterparts. Apes Like Us (under GLOBIO) and our partner programs in no way support the exploitation or trade of primates in any capacity (whether legal or illegal).  Much of the footage showcased in our videos was shot before sanctuaries were forced to expand their health and safety protocols in light of Covid-19.
The sanctuary caretakers shown in our videos are experts at caring for these vulnerable, orphaned apes until they are strong enough to join larger primate families at these sanctuaries. Any human contact with these infants is for the babies’ physical and mental benefit only.
Any questions or concerns about any of our content can be directed to meg@globio.org

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Primate of the Month

Don’t miss out on your chance to sign up to Apes Like Us‘s Primate of the Month Newsletter. Each month we’ll deliver information, film clips and striking images of our chosen primate species that month. With primate populations plummeting around the world, there’s no better time to discover some of the wondrous species on our planet.