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.
Our program strategy is to support and develop successful projects with local partners and then replicate to regional scale, creating sustained grassroots change, leaving a blueprint for others to use and evolve. Because these are regionally-based, they embrace the broad-scale patterns of biological diversity and ecological processes.
GLOBIO Programs & Regions
Our Focal Regions have each been chosen for their significant role in great ape and biodiversity conservation. Within these regions, GLOBIO has partnered with key local primate conservation nonprofits. Each one selected based on their activities and commitment to planning and implementation to systemic positive change in local primate conservation; which encompasses the primate species they work with, and the scope and nature of their external conservation activities.
For more information on our Program Partners and Focal Regions, see our Focal Region page.
To better direct our impact on the ground, GLOBIO has narrowed down our efforts to four regions that are critical for protecting great apes and their forest homes. We partner with groundbreaking conservation organizations within these regions to strengthen their species-saving efforts. GLOBIO supports our partners through a number of fundraising and capacity building avenues to amplify their critical conservation work.
Media & Communications
LIGHT…CAMERA…CONSERVATION! Visual learning has always been core to human learning – from millennia-old rock art to the latest digital device. Our visual program creates powerful imagery to educate, motivate and inspire, while also supporting outreach initiatives for our Program Partners. Our Apes Like Us Youtube Channel is one key element of our Film & Media program.
Seeing is believing. Our Travel with GLOBIO program enables our supporters to experience firsthand the wonders of apes in the wild. Our trips abroad combine the magic of wildlife with unique connections to local conservation initiatives, including activities with Program Partners when possible.
*Due to global travel restrictions, our Travel with GLOBIO program is currently paused *
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Program and Project News
The 2021 launch of the Chimpanzee National Animal Awareness and Protection Campaign (CNAAPC) marks the debut of one of GLOBIO's more ambitious collaborations yet. This grassroots campaign seeks to engage Sierra Leoneans of all backgrounds in the understanding and...
Rescued baby chimps have arrived at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary twice in the past while our GLOBIO cameras have been here. Twice we have had a chance to tell the world, through the video and photos we create, about the tragedy of poaching. Twice we have helped...
It looks very different from here, watching the international circus act of world leaders at COP26 from the rainforest here in Sierra Leone made me think how far away all of “that” seems, and yet simultaneously I’m sitting in the heart of the one natural...