Explore the world of wild living apes, find out where they live, which threats they face, and help to protect them

IUCN/SSC - A.P.E.S. - A multi-partner initiative of the ape conservation community

Bonobos, chimpanzees, gibbons, gorillas and orangutans are the closest relatives to humans living on earth today. They arouse intense fascination in humans due to the close genetic, behavioral, cultural and emotional similarities they share with us. Nevertheless, in a world with an ever increasing demand for food, land, timber and mineral resources, wild living apes are put under enormous pressure and their populations are declining rapidly.

A.P.E.S. allows you to explore the geographic areas where apes still occur in the wild using interactive mapping software, to help you better understand the various threats they face and to learn more about their conservation needs by using the various analytical tools provided. Of all the threats faced by apes, humans may be a large part of the problem, but we can also be the solution, use A.P.E.S to help save the apes!