IDA Africa Blog

Introducing IDA Africa’s New Management

by Karin Cereghino

  We are Delighted to Introduce Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center’s New Management Team! This summer, IDA-Africa welcomed our new sanctuary management team! Raymond Tchimisso served as personnel manager of Sanaga-Yong Rescue Center for 11 years before being promoted to sanctuary manager last month. Since coming to Sanaga-Yong in 2004, he has been involved in all […]

HAS Blog

Meet Stout

by Bob Price

  Last spring, rescue workers from In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada Mississippi were called by a nearby veterinarian looking for some help to find a home for a little puppy that had been struck by a car, not once but twice. Although his condition was quite grave, neither In Defense of […]

IDA Africa Blog

Education Initiative Launched in Africa

by Karin Cereghino

  This spring, IDA-Africa launched an innovative education initiative to incorporate a new children’s book in the curriculum of Central Cameroon schools. The goal is to instill in the next generation of forest stewards an appreciation of chimpanzees as kindred beings who deserve respect and protection. Through expanded education programs, IDA-Africa aims to increase awareness […]

HAS Blog

Dogs and Cats Sterilized at HAS

by Bob Price

  Simply put, the best decision any guardian can make for animal companions is to opt to have them spayed or neutered as early as possible. Shelters across the country routinely kill 3.7 million adoptable animals each and every year because there are just not enough willing adopters matched up with animals needing homes. This […]

In trees Blog

IDA-Africa Protects the Forest

by Karin Cereghino

  Sustainable Agriculture Project Launched The beautiful Mbargue Forest in Cameroon, Africa is home to groups of free-living chimpanzees as well as IDA-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center. To help protect the forest by decreasing encroachment, IDA-Africa has launched a new sustainable agriculture project in the surrounding villages. The goals of the project are to improve […]

Chimp Blog

New York Blood Center Abandons Chimpanzees

by Jessica Beaudry

  IDA Africa’s Primate Rescue Center Provides Hands On Expertise The New York Blood Center (NYBC) has abruptly ceased its monthly funding for the daily care needs of a group of retired lab chimpanzees used by the organization for Hepatitis research. The 66 chimpanzees living in Liberia, Africa face dehydration and starvation without this necessary […]


Meet Nora

by Sharon Stone

  Barely able to stand on her own, this poor girl was cruelly dumped at the gates of In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi in late December of last year. When she was found by rescuers, she weighed only 25 pounds, which was easily only half of what she should have […]