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Action for Primates

Long-tailed macaques, photo by Sarah Kite

About Us

Long-tailed macaques living freely in Mauritius; credit Trevor Walker
Long-tailed macaques, Mauritius
Photo credit Trevor Walker

Action for Primates campaigns on behalf of non-human primates. Despite their status as our closest living biological relatives, non-human primates continue to suffer and be exploited by people across the globe, whether in their native habitat, in trade and transportation, in research laboratories, in private homes, in zoos, as entertainment, or as food and body parts.

Action for Primates can be a focal point for individuals and groups committed to and involved in primate campaigning around the world; an opportunity to exchange information and news, support campaigns and circulate action alerts. We want to raise awareness and encourage people to take action on behalf of primates everywhere.

Please join us on this important mission. We will be posting news and action alerts involving primates. We encourage you to utilise anything we provide in the cause of improving the lives of primates everywhere. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Latest News
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Long-tailed macaque living freely in Mauritius; photo Trevor Walker
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Squirrel monkey in Colombia; photo Diego Guzmán on Unsplash
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Chimpanzee at Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon; photo Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
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Long-tailed macaque living freely in Mauritius; photo Trevor Walker
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African green monkeys in Kenya; photo David Clode on Unsplash
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Rhesus macaques at Swayambhunath Temple in Nepal; photo Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
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Zanzibar red colobus in Tanzania; photo Mariusz Prusaczyk, Dreamstime
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Patas monkey in Uganda; photo Brian Flaigmore, Dreamstime
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Long-tailed macaques living freely in Vietnam; photo Cruelty Free International
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Chacma baboons on anthill in South Africa; photo Grobler Du Preez, Dreamstime

Our Objectives


We use the term primates to refer to non-human primates. Further, although we are in principle opposed to any primate being held in captivity, we know that some individuals who are rescued from private homes, laboratories, zoos and other captive situations cannot be rehabilitated and returned to their natural habitat. We support these individuals being cared for by genuine sanctuaries, in as close to natural conditions as feasible for their entire lives, and not being exploited in any way.

Logo design by Vita Sleigh.

Action for Primates recognises that all animals, not just non-human primates, deserve respect and protection from harm by people.