Our mission is to engage all people, especially children, in learning how to make respectful, conscious, positive decisions about the planet we share. Further, to explore how we each can make a difference in environmental quality and protecting biodiversity. We realize people must first understand their place in the global community and environment, and in turn the impact of their actions — to that end real-world, practical education is fundamental to our approach.
We work with limited resources and cannot solve every problem, or problems of interest in every place, but we can insure our projects have wide ranging impact. Our program strategy is to create successful projects, and then replicate and partner to scale, leaving a blueprint for others to use and evolve.
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 in their own incredible ways.
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 education program uses a variety of resources to promote formal and informal learning around the world.
APES LIKE US
Great apes share 97% of our DNA and much of the tropical forests of Africa and SE Asia on which humans depend. Gorillas, chimps, bonobos and orangutans connect people to critical issues facing all Apes Like Us. Join us on Youtube for videos that are fresh, fun and educational for the whole family.
Program and Project News
In the last few weeks, we've celebrated several international holidays: International Day for Women, World Wildlife Day, and International Day of Forests. What better way to celebrate than taking a look at something that incorporates all three: Baby Ape Forest...
Key to our Apes Like Us program is exploring the impact of threats to all great apes; disease is one of the greatest of those threats. In the past two decades multiple accounts of ape deaths due to disease have raised alarm amongst scientist. Rarely does that threat...
Encountering your first wild chimpanzee cements in your memory an image about what a chimp is and looks like. For me, that was chimpanzees at Gombe Stream National Park on the sandy shore of Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania. In 1989 I was a naïve wannabe wildlife...
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