APES CONSERVATION , Gorilla, Chimpanzee and more.
By definition, Apes are members of the Hominoidea super family of primates.
The family of Hominidae consists of the orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and humans, collectively termed as the apes. All true apes are agile treeclimbers, save for the gorillas and humans.
Its best to describe them as omnivorous.
Most of the ape species are endangered due to the fact that the tropicalrain forests of Africa are dying away! this loss of habitat will graduallytake out the remaining apes.
A number of international and local organisations are involved in the conservation of the apes.
Primate Conservation INC
Primate Conservation, Inc is a volunteer non profit foundation dedicated to studying, preserving, maintaining and conserving the habitats of the most endangered primates in the world. Over 100 species, approaching half of all primates, are marked endangered. The tropical forests in Africa and Asia where most primates live are disappearing at an alarming rate.
Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund
Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund exists to achieve the primary goal of saving gorillas from extinction. The Current Projects section of their website gives a brief description of eight of these projects. The Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund is dedicated to ensuring the future of the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC Congo. By providing a partnership of business,
wildlife conservation, and community development, MGCF addresses the single biggest
challenge facing preservation of these animals today; how do we help communities in
developing areas grow and prosper without destroying precious habitat or the Mountain Gorillas, who call it home.
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is committed to gorilla protection, science, field research, education and awareness, and economic development. Our activities take place on many levels and places, with people from Rwanda and elsewhere in Africa, the United States, and around the world. Recently, have begun to expand and diversify our programs to address pressing conservation challenges on a wider regional scale. The following are some of our most important activities: