The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) is an association of sanctuaries in Africa caring for orphaned chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, drills, baboons and other endangered primates. This is a massive influx in orphan animals due to increased logging, habitat destruction, disease, and commercial development of the bushmeat trade.
By working together to find solutions to common problems, PASA works to facilitate great ape confiscations and transfers, funding, crisis intervention, health standards and promote educational outreach. PASA stages annual workshops for management, as well as sanctuary veterinary healthcare workers and sanctuary educators.
PASA's members range from Gambia to Zambia and from Congo to Kenya, and include some of Africa’s longest-running conservation programmes. PASA is also at the forefront of ground-breaking programs such as reintroduction and extinction studies, and continues to work for the protection of wildlife and wild spaces. Born Free supports and has links to several PASA member sanctuaries.