The Ape Alliance, which started in 1996 (read about 2001 - An Ape Odyssey), is an international coalition of organisations and individuals (view Ape Alliance members), working for the conservation and welfare of apes.

It exists to:

  • Provide a forum for discussion of issues relating to apes.
  • Develop position papers on key issues.
  • Lobby collectively for enactment and/or enforcement of legislation to improve the welfare and/or conservation of apes.
  • Campaign for greater public awareness of ape issues and increase respect for apes.
  • Facilitate information exchange between member groups and, where appropriate, coordinate activities to maximise their beneficial effect.