Sanctuaries & Rescue Work
FoA has joined with the nation’s original primate sanctuary, Primarily Primates, to help ensure that the non-human residents are well cared for in a safe, stable environment. Among the residents are apes, monkeys, and other animals discarded by pet owners, bio-medical and space research institutions, and the entertainment industry. Primarily Primates is one of the few places in the world willing to provide lifetime care for these animals.
A landmark agreement with the Gambian government, the international animal-rights organization Friends of Animals will help fund and support the Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project, an island sanctuary located in the River Gambia National Park. It is home to some 80 chimpanzees, who live in relative freedom—without bars or cages—on three of the national park’s five islands. Read more…
Edith Coleman entrusted her vision of a safe haven for “hard-pressed and vanishing” wildlife to FoA in 1979 with her bequest of the Lyman C. Coleman sanctuary, named after her father. FoA is committed to preserving her legacy at this pristine refuge, and carrying it forward.
- Guembeul Faunal Reserve and Ferlo National Park
On Feb. 22, 1999, FoA facilitated the return of the scimitar-horned oryx to Senegal, marking the start of an historical project of faith, compassion and planning.