NAPSA in the News

Featured: Kareen from Project Chimps | Photo by: Fred Rubio

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

NAPSA Statement on the Nonhuman Rights Project

The North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA), a coalition of eight primate sanctuaries in the US and Canada which care for several hundred chimpanzees, is not a party to the lawsuit filed today by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) on behalf of four chimpanzees in New York State.

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Chimp-Painted Art is Expressive, Even When Painted by Tongue

We enlisted six member organizations of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, and asked if a chimp at each facility would create and submit a piece of art. Modern, impressionist, abstract expressionist, still life with banana. It was their prerogative. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc. is no longer a member of NAPSA.

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U.S. to Begin Retiring Most Research Chimps

In another step toward ending biomedical research on chimpanzees, the National Institutes of Health announced on Wednesday that it would begin the process of retiring most of its chimps to sanctuaries, though it will leave some for possible future research.

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Art Created by Chimps Featured in Contest to Benefit Sanctuaries

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall and public to vote for their favorite chimp art. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc. is no longer a member of NAPSA.

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Unlikely Partners, Freeing Chimps from the Lab

Jane Goodall says it was a “Damascus moment” that turned her from the groundbreaking studies of chimpanzees in the wild that revealed their complex social and emotional lives, to a life of nomadic global activism on their behalf.

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Group: Send All Ex-Research Chimps to Sanctuary

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NAPSA calls on the NIH to reconsider moving 100 chimpanzees to a non-sanctuary

The North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NASPA) is calling on the National Institutes of Health to reconsider its decision announced today to move 100 chimpanzees from New Iberia to San Antonio rather than sending them to a legitimate sanctuary. While deeming them ineligible for research is a step forward, these chimpanzees are not being retired. They are simply being relocated from one research facility to another.

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Announcing the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA)

On July 21, 2010, the leaders of seven North American chimpanzee sanctuaries gathered in Bend, OR to create a new initiative, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA). Founded by the directors of The Center for Great Apes, Chimp Haven, Chimps, Inc., Chimp Sanctuary Northwest, Fauna Foundation, Primate Rescue Center, Inc., and Save the Chimps, Inc., the mission of NAPSA is: “To advance the welfare of captive primates through exceptional sanctuary care, collaboration, and outreach.”

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