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.

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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Dr. Jane Goodall Endorses Move of Waystation Chimps to Sanctuaries

World-renowned ethologist and activist Dr. Jane Goodall released a video announcing her unequivocal support of NAPSA’s Chimpanzees in Need campaign.

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6 Wildlife Waystation Chimpanzees Taken To New Home In Washington State

The NAPSA-led Chimpanzees In Need emergency rescue effort celebrated a victory as “The Lucky Six” were transported to their new home at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

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Six Rescued Chimpanzees Begin their Journey to their New Forever Home

The NAPSA-led Chimpanzees In Need emergency rescue effort celebrated a victory as “The Lucky Six” were transported to their new home at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

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‘Lucky 6’ Chimps on the Move: Forgotten Wildlife Waystation Animals Are on Their Way to Sanctuary

The NAPSA-led Chimpanzees In Need emergency rescue effort celebrated a victory as “The Lucky Six” were transported to their new home at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

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Plight of 32 Chimpanzees

The plight of 32 Chimpanzees in Need stranded at a shuttered wildlife refuge with money – and time – running out has all the makings of a Hollywood movie.

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32 Chimpanzees Stranded and in Desperate Need of Shelter!

There are 32 chimpanzees stuck in limbo after a sanctuary in California closed unexpectedly in 2019. Wildlife Waystation was home to 32 chimpanzees. A new grassroots fundraising effort is underway for the chimps led by North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) and endorsed by Dr. Jane Goodall.

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Urgent Help Needed To Rehome 32 Chimps From The Wildlife Waystation To Sanctuaries In The U.S.

When the Wildlife Waystation in Southern California closed its doors in 2019, hundreds of exotic and domestic animals needed to be rehomed. While the majority of the animals were relocated, 32 chimpanzees remained. While the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has been temporarily caring for the chimps, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) has been working to secure the chimps forever homes in four reputable sanctuaries throughout the United States.

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California Dept of Fish and Wildlife Training Chimps

Video posted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife showed how Wildlife Waystation staff trained the 32 chimpanzees still living at the animal rescue facility out of their cages through evacuation tunnels and into smaller transport cages in the event of a wildfire. NAPSA is leading the effort to rehome these chimpanzees at trusted sanctuaries before they are threatened by another season of wildfires.

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Animal Concepts’ Podcast Interview

NAPSA’s Program Director was interviewed on Animal Concepts’ podcast. She shares information on markers of a true sanctuary, as well as how important it is to explore and use your talents, and how this can benefit primates. She also discusses the Chimpanzees in Need fundraiser to secure a stable future for chimpanzees remaining at a closed animal refuge, highlighting the importance of continued collaborations despite unique perspectives.

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