Vision. Mission. Results. “Beanie” photo courtesy Alison Spalter. International Primate Protection League. History. Vision/Mission. IPPL. The Need. Our Programs. History.
“Beanie” photo courtesy Alison Spalter
“We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.”
-William Ralph Inge, Outspoken Essays, 1922
Until the Endangered Species Act (1969), there was little legislation or international regulation and oversight.
Important facts about primates were just barely coming to light.
“As long as there are poachers, animal smugglers, and research laboratories, compassionate people need to work together to make the world a safer place for primates.”
— Shirley McGreal,Founder
…A world where primates live and flourish in their native habitats, untouched by human cruelty, negligence and greed.
To keep primates SAFE by promoting the conservation and protection of all nonhuman primates around the world, including apes, monkeys, and lemurs.
IPPL efforts have resulted in hundreds of thousands of primate lives being saved.
nor, “Can they talk?”
but rather, “Can they suffer?”
-Jeremy Bentham, English Philosopher, 1777
It’s a largely unsustainable practice for urban-based luxury markets.
The bushmeat trade is traditional subsistence hunting in countries that have no other options.
Primates are unsuitable as pets and may become dangerous as they mature.
Primates make cute pets.
Technology and improved research techniques are making this unnecessary.
Laboratories need to study primates for beneficial research to humans.
The isolation and maltreatment in labs often results in self-injurious behaviors and death.
Laboratory animals are treated humanely.
Primate/human conflicts are on the rise as humans encroach on primate habitats.
Primates only live in jungles far away from humans.
For every high quality zoo, there are many more zoos providing substandard housing and conditions for all animals.
Zoos are safe havens for wild animals.
…For Prevention of Abuse
No other group works exclusively to protect all primates.
Photo courtesy Alison Spalter
“IPPL faces the particular challenge of the illegal capture and trade in primates. This is a very dangerous business and it takes real courage to collect evidence, track smugglers and bring illegal dealers to justice. I only hope that IPPL will continue to raise the funds needed to keep up, and hopefully to increase, its good work in the future."
— Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
work to create and preserve national parks and sanctuaries,
and advocate for bans on primate hunting, trapping, and trade.IPPL Programs - Advocacy
Members also monitor the conditions of zoo
and laboratory primates in their localities.
Helping Other Primate Sanctuaries
Highland Farm, Thailand
Limbe Wildlife Center, Cameroon
Lola ya Bonobo, Congo
Tacugama, Sierra Leone
IPPL's educational efforts have led many countries to ban or restrict primate trade and to protect primate habitats.
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9:48 a.m. Upcoming Newsletter
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