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7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Michaela W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first volunteered for Ape Action Africa in 2015 and having experienced, first hand, the incredible work they do, have been an avid supporter ever since. I was privileged enough to be able to revisit the sanctuary in 2019 and since then have dedicated myself to helping arrange much needed fundraising events.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great nonprofit committedly working to conserve threatened wildlife in West Africa. I volunteered for Ape Action Africa in 2002 in Cameroon and am a donor to the organization. Ape Action Africa is passionate about and dedicated to its cause and very worthy of support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having volunteered for this charity I have experienced first hand the incredible work that they do to protect our primate cousins. The staff are truly dedicated and they work in partnership with the local community to provide holistic and sustainable solutions to address the impact of Cameroon’s illegal bushmeat trade.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for 3 months with Ape Action Africa, and I have seen first hand the important work they are doing. As logging expands in Cameroon, more and more primates are orphaned and/or injured and Ape Action Africa provides a sorely needed place for them to come to and thrive in a natural forest environment. Every penny donated goes to the direct care of these animals , provided by caregivers and staff whose heartfelt work shows in their interactions with the animals, especially the young ones who come in so deeply damaged in body and spirit.

The need for ever expanding facilities is high as the bushmeat trade expands, and I am honored to support the heroic efforts of Ape Action Africa to rescue and provide sanctuary for these threatened beings.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been a big supporter of Ape Action Africa for years! I was able to go and volunteer there last year and it was an amazing experience that I will never forget. I will continue to be a proponent for ape conservation and Ape Action Africa’s efforts for life!

Donor

Rating: 5

I first visited Ape Action Africa to see for myself what was being done on the ground to save gorillas. I expected the animals to be wonderful and they were, but I was simply overwhelmed by the talent and the dedication of the people who save their lives and give them a safe future. That first trip was more than a dozen years ago and as I have become closer to the organization I am continually impressed by the vision and sophistication that it takes to successfully operate a project of this scale - more than 280 animals and 50 staff - with all the challenges of culture, language, geography, politics and now pandemic. Definitely 5 stars!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ape Action Africa is a very special place, and an extraordinary organization. My first volunteer stay there, in 2007, literally changed the course of my life. Because of my experiences there, and the heroic leaders, I left the corporate world and became a primate advocate and a fine art portrait painter (of primates). Ape Action Africa affords access into a rare world. One cannot help but be inspired by the magnificent sentient beings, the gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys who suffer the relentless onslaught by humans and who are given safe harbor there. The dedicated staff who care for them is admirable. Everything is for the primates in their care, preserving the forests, and working to improve the communities around them. Visitors come every day from all over the world, to be educated on the plight of the primates and the devastating deforestation, hunting and illegal pet trade. Ape Action Africa is an organization I wholeheartedly support and recommend.