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The United States is the only industrialized nation that continues to use chimpanzees in invasive research. Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States.

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With their forest home disappearing at an alarming rate, orangutans could face complete extinction in as little as 20 years. Greenpeace

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"As long as there are poachers, animal
smugglers and research laboratories,
compassionate people need to
work together to make the world
a safer place for primates." Shirley McGreal, founder,
International Primate Protection League

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Only 786 individual mountain gorillas remain living in the wild, but organizations like the International Gorilla Conservation Program have helped increase the population by 26.3% over the last 7 years.

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Features

  1. How Clyde the Chimpanzee Received a New Chance at Life

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    How Clyde the Chimpanzee Received a New Chance at Life

    For 47-year-old Clyde the chimpanzee, rising above difficult early circumstances has led to dramatically positive changes.

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  2. Industry, Government, Public Have Great Stake in Ape Conservation

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    Industry, Government, Public Have Great Stake in Ape Conservation

    Speaking at September's Great Apes Summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Annette Lanjouw, Vice President of Arcus' Great Apes Program, explains in this video why industry, government, and the general public have an important role to play in conservation of the world's endangered great apes.

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  3. Less Than Human?  The Ethics of Our Treatment of Others

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    Less Than Human? The Ethics of Our Treatment of Others

    Humans have a long history of doing violence to one another. And those of us who do not have blood on our hands have a remarkable knack for averting our gaze. This guest blog by David Livingstone Smith examines how we dehumanize others and how understanding this process may help us make the world a more hospitable place for both human and nonhuman animals.

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  4. Arcus Foundation Annual Report 2012

    Arcus Foundation Annual Report 2012

    Arcus’ 2012 Annual Report highlights the work of Arcus grantees and partners across the globe who are building movements towards the Foundation's goal of creating a more just and humane world.
     

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Arcus News

  1. New Arcus Report on Extractive Industries and Ape Conservation Reveals Potential of Collaboration Among Industry, Conservation and Government Sectors

    April 2014

    New York, NY – The Arcus Foundation today announced the release of State of the Apes: Extractive Industries and Ape Conservation

Other News

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What We Support

The creation of a more just and humane world, based on diversity, equality, and fundamental respect.

The Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation advancing pressing conservation issues. Specifically, Arcus works to conserve and protect the great apes through three program areas:
  1. Conservation of Apes
  2. Well-Being of Apes in Captivity
  3. Apes & Ethics

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Grants

The Arcus Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation that supports organizations around the world working to conserve and protect the great apes.

  1. Apply for a Grant
  2. Grant Forms
  3. Grantee Resources

Awarded Grants

International Wilderness Leadership Foundation
Boulder, Colo. $110,550

Orangutan Appeal UK
Effingham Surrey, U.K. $150,000

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