APES Sanctuary for Primates
The sanctuary has accomplished the acquisition of land and now necessitates the construction of facilities that will provide an exceptional permanent home, dedicated life-time care, and a commitment toward advancements in the care of captive primates.
A Brief History
Founded in 2003, The Conservation Trust is a non-profit charitable trust organization committed to the welfare of animals, their conservation, and education. Consistent with this mission, we’ve been dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation. We’ve successfully rescued, rehabilitated and released into the wild, hundreds of injured or orphaned wildlife including bobcats, raccoons, opossums, squirrels, turtles, bats, skunks, white-tail deer and cottontail rabbits.
In addition to the above, we also present educational programs at universities, international conferences, and zoos abroad. We’ve hosted classes for basic skills and advanced training, and recently participated as host for the 2007 International Education Symposium for the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.
We consult on primate care and nutrition; we have traveled to sanctuaries to provide primate veterinary services; and we have raised endangered and orphaned primates.
From 2006 to 2007, APES founder and president served as the Court-Appointed Temporary Receiver for a Texas animal sanctuary of mostly primates, which had been seized by the Texas Office of the Attorney General. The six-month term required daily care for up to 800 animals, daily management, and planning and initiating the restoration and rehabilitation of the facility. APES Executive Director, Chance French, served as the Chimpanzee Care Supervisor to a staff of 12 and over 75 chimpanzees.