Building on more than 40 years of experience in great ape conservation, WWF's African Great Apes Programme aims to provide strategic field interventions to help guarantee a future for gorillas, bonobos and chimpanzees.
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To conserve viable wild populations of all species and subspecies of the four African great apes: western gorilla, eastern gorilla, chimpanzee, and bonobo.
Protection and management: To conserve viable populations of African great apes through improved protection and management.
Community support: To increase public support for great ape conservation by providing incentives and reducing human-ape conflict.
Policy: To establish relevant conservation policies, strategies and laws that eliminate ape poaching and unsustainable forest practices.
Capacity building: To increase capacity within range states to conserve and manage great apes.
Trade: To reduce illegal national and international trade in great apes and great ape products.
Awareness: To raise awareness of African great apes conservation.
How you can help
Visit gorillas. Money earned through gorilla tourism contributes significantly to the conservation of the species – providing funds for conservation projects and creating jobs and bringing other benefits to local communities living near gorillas. To visit the gorillas of Dzanga-Sangha in Central African Republic, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give a gift! Buy a "Gorilla's Paradise" WWF gift and help support the Gamba Complex of protected areas in Gabon – home to western lowland gorillas as well as hippos, elephants and much more.