IPPL is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the world's remaining primates, great and small. Since 1973 we have worked to expose primate abuse and battled international traffickers. We also operate a sanctuary for gibbons (the smallest of the apes) in South Carolina and support primate rescue efforts worldwide, especially in countries where primates are native. Our goal is to keep these uniquely threatened animals safe from human cruelty, negligence, and exploitation, envisioning a world where all primates can thrive in their native habitats.
We focus on:
- offering advisory and financial support for activities that promote the well-being of monkeys and apes, both in the U.S. and overseas
- granting financial assistance to primate rescue centers and grassroots advocacy groups that help protect primates and their habitat in countries where primates are native
- publicizing the plight of abused primates and organizing international protest campaigns
- conducting investigations of illegal international primate trafficking; and
- operating our South Carolina Headquarters Sanctuary for rescued gibbons who have come to us for a lifetime of compassionate care after former "careers" as laboratory subjects, discarded pets, and zoo exhibits.