This sanctuary in Niger helps orphaned chimpanzees whose mother and other members of the group were killed for the bush meat trade. The orphans are often sold for the pet trade. Over sixty chimpanzees are present at the sanctuary.
This small sanctuary in the wilds of Gabon helps rehabilitate gorillas rescued from the bush meat trade. They have opportunities to visit the sanctuary located in Gabon and opportunties for volunteering.
This organization has been around for a long time. Its primary focus is animals in Indonesia, such as orangutan, slow loris and sun bears. Currently, there are volunteer opportunities in Costa Rica.
EHRA (Elephant Human Relations Aid) runs an award winning and well established volunteer project in Namibia, Africa, which has been running for the last 10 years. They have won awards for their volunteer programs.
This organization's rescue centers are in Agra and Mathura, India and comes highly recommended by all who visit and who volunteer for them. They help Asia elephants along with other wildlife in India.
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If you care to support a true sanctuary, there are a few questions you need to ask to figure out if it meets the standards of a true, ethical sanctuary, or rescue center. Here are some questions to ask or seek answers BEFORE you go visit or support. Most of the answers are on their websites.