A growing number of Canadians are concerned about the potential extinction of the great apes.

The Forest Health Alliance was established by Dr. Kerry Bowman and his colleagues to coordinate and increase efforts in raising awareness of the imminent threats to the great apes, develop conservation strategies, and raise funds.

The Forest Health Alliance advances conservation and awareness of all Great Apes and the environments they live in, by respecting human need. All conservation strategies are designed to reflect local cultures, as well as economic and political realities. We see The Great Apes as ambassadors of the ecosystems they live in; we believe all life matters. Because the needs of the Great apes are complex and vast, our team includes people from all walks of life. We believe through coordinated individual action, we can improve the environment of all Great Apes and other living things.

The situation facing the great apes today, calls for global support.

It is the support from all of us that will eventually make the difference in saving the apes from extinction. Many of the people in the regions where the unsustainable hunting is occurring, know that they need help, but do not have the resources or funding to help put an end to it. We must encourage our governments and politicians to become involved in something that will have a global effect.

What does it say about humans who are wiping out their very own closest relatives? These creatures do not just belong to the people in these countries around the world, like those in Africa, but to all of us. It is our obligation as citizens of developed nations to do whatever we can, from wherever it is that we live, to aid in this difficult battle to end this most urgent crisis.

We’re always looking for new partnerships, sources of funding, media opportunities and volunteers. Send us a message via one of the methods listed on this page and one of our volunteers will get back to you.

Help support our programs by donating to the fund → 

Mailing Address

University of Toronto Great Ape Fund
Attention: Dr. Kerry Bowman
155 College Street, Suite 754
Toronto,  ON M5T 1P8

General Inquires

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We are always looking for talented and passionate volunteers to join our team. Your involvement with Canadian Ape Alliance will help our ongoing projects and with the development of new initiatives.