May 2019 the Dutch Gorilla Foundation was voted in as a partner of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP). Launched in 2001, by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), GRASP works to help lift the threat of imminent extinction faced by gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans in Africa and Asia.

The Dutch Gorilla Foundation’s fundraising efforts for research, capacity building, education and conservation work in Africa will support GRASP’s mission to conserve wild populations of great apes in their natural habitats.

GRASP is a unique mix of United Nations agencies, governments (mainly the great ape range states), donors, international and national conservation organizations, the scientific community and private sector companies. GRASP is led by UNEP and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Working together at all levels, partners promote and work for ape conservation from governmental policy to the ApeAPP, which allows you to follow and donate to specific projects.

The Dutch Gorilla Foundation is delighted to join GRASP as a partner and we are looking forward to promoting habitat protection and ape conservation within this extensive global partnership.