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IDA-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue

Chimpanzees are presumed extinct in four countries, and are endangered in every country where they still exist in the wild. Habitat destruction, bush meat traders illegally selling to local and global markets, and the pet and zoo trade all threaten the existence of chimpanzees.

IDA-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue, a sanctuary in the Republic of Cameroon, is home to 72 orphaned chimpanzees ranging in age from two to over fifty years. All were rescued from poachers, dealers or people who bought them after their mothers were slaughtered. IDA-Africa’s critical work includes playing a vital role in conservation through promotion and support of law enforcement, habitat protection and education.