Mission: Protecting primates through rescue, rehabilitation, public education, and conservation
Results: We have rescued and provided sanctuary for 22 primates, referred countless others to partner sanctuaries, educated people about the threats the pet trade poses to animal welfare, and contributed to in-situ conservation efforts.
Target demographics: We help displaced lemurs and other prosimian primates from the pet trade and other inappropriate environments. We also provide financial support for the conservation of endangered lemurs in Madagascar.
Direct beneficiaries per year: The current 15 lemur residents are provided specialized professional care. We also educate many humans about how they can support lemur welfare and conservation.
Geographic areas served: Jacksonville, Florida
Programs: Our Prosimian Sanctuary is the only sanctuary in the US dedicated solely to the behavioral and physical rehabilitation of lemurs who have usually experienced years of neglect and/or abuse.
EPF is an extraordinary organization that is doing very much-needed work: helping former pet lemurs live their best lives possible. They are also a valuable and greatly appreciated resource and partner to other non-profit organizations, and can always be counted on to give advice or answer a question about shared goals.
I have known this nonprofit since it was first started. The Endangered Primate Foundation is small but mighty! EPF operates the only sanctuary dedicated to lemurs and maintains the highest standards in animal welfare and sanctuary practices. I have seen first hand the expertise and patience of the staff as they work to integrate former pet lemurs into cohesive social groups, preventing these charismatic animals from suffering from loneliness and neglect. As an environmental scientist and primatologist, I am so proud to be a donor and board member of an organization that is making such a difference in the lives of neglected, abused, and abandoned lemurs.