NAPSA in the News

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NAPSA is proud to share the collective expertise of its members in national and global news media.

Martine Colette, founder of the Wildlife Waystation sanctuary for exotic animals, dies at age 79

Colette helped the state to create many of the rules and regulations around exotic animals, including restrictions against the trade of animals that were brought in from the wild and kept in homes. NAPSA leadership discusses the rehoming effort for chimpanzees from the Waystation.

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$1 Million donation received; 8 Wildlife Waystation chimps headed to Chimp Haven

A combination of good timing, hard work and the kindness of others has provided the means for eight chimpanzees stranded at a closed wildlife refuge to move to the lush, forested Louisiana landscape of the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary this year. Among the factors behind the move is a recent surprise influx of donations, including an anonymous $1 million gift.

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Erika Fleury leads effort to find homes for Jeeter and other abandoned chimpanzees

Seven months before the coronavirus became a global pandemic, Erika Fleury learned that 42 chimpanzees in the Angeles National Forest were losing their home. In her field, the news heralded a disaster. “This is an emergency,” she thought. Fleury’s team hopes to complete the full relocation this year.

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State moves 8 Wildlife Waystation chimpanzees to sanctuary in Florida

The animals were among nearly 500 wild animals, including 42 chimpanzees, that were left in need of homes when the Wildlife Waystation closed in August 2019.

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Eight chimpanzees find their forever home in Florida

Eight chimpanzees have been rescued and brought to their new forever home at the Center of Great Apes during Thanksgiving week.

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8 Rescued Chimpanzees Find New Forever Home in Florida Sanctuary

Eight chimpanzees have been rescued and are now acclimating to their new home at Center for Great Apes after a 2,600-mile journey from a closed wildlife refuge where they, along with 33 other chimps, have been biding their time since the refuge’s unexpected closure due to financial hardship.

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8 Rescue Chimps Take 2,600-Mile Trip to Reach the Safety of Their New Florida Sanctuary Home

The Chimpanzees in Need campaign, supported by Dr. Jane Goodall, is working to find homes for all of the chimpanzees residing at the now-closed Wildlife Waystation in Los Angeles

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Animal activists decry Broward County Fair’s Banana Derby

A Florida fair features cruel monkey rodeos, and advocates are speaking up about the harmful practice

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Think that GIF of the Smoking Chimp is Funny? The Chimp Wasn’t Laughing.

NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury was interviewed about the harmful depiction of humanized apes in online GIFs.

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Protecting Nonhuman Primates Exploited as Pets: Sanctuaries and Solutions

NAPSA representatives presented as part of a webinar on the private ownership of primates that was hosted by World Animal Protection.

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Down to Earth: The Extinction Crisis –The Lucky 6

In the latest episode of Down to Earth: The Extinction Crisis, NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap documents the life and relocation of six chimpanzees dubbed, “The Lucky 6.”

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Dr. Jane Goodall Endorses Move of Waystation Chimps to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, released a video announcing her unequivocal support of the Chimpanzees in Need campaign and its efforts to move the chimpanzees remaining at the closed Wildlife Waystation to accredited sanctuaries, including Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest in Cle Elum, Wash.

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