Help Save the Chimpanzee from Extinction!
Chimpanzees, humanity's closest living relative, are facing a crisis of gigantic proportions. Over the past 30 years, the chimpanzee population has plummeted due to poaching for bushmeat, habitat loss, and infectious diseases. Although chimpanzees are protected by national and international laws, enforcement is generally weak. It is estimated that by 2050, chimpanzee population may drop by 50%.
As forests are converted to farmland, chopped down for wood, used to extract oil and minerals, or cleared for new roads, chimps are seeing their habitat shrink drastically. Poachers now have access to the once dense forest, making it easier to hunt and kill vulnerable chimpanzees, as well as spread diseases like Ebola.
Project Peril, a signature program of GreaterGood.org, is committed to working with the best non-profits to rescue and care for chimpanzees caught up in the poaching crisis before releasing them to the wild. We are also working to curb trade in great apes, as well as safeguard habitat for chimpanzees.
You can help us protect chimpanzees. With your support, we work to preserve chimpanzee habitat, combat infectious diseases, and put a stop to poaching.
About Project Peril:
Project Peril, a program of GreaterGood.org, is dedicated to the conservation of species identified as in peril, threatened, endangered or close to extinction throughout the world.
Greater Good Charities has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of Greater Good Charities.