Important Resources & Groups

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Fauna does not accept injured wild animals. If you live in the Montreal area, and are looking for resources to help with an animal in need of care, please try these numbers:

Urban animal advocates 514-366-9965

The Montreal SPCA 514-735-2711

Or the Ecomuseum 514 457-9449


In no particular order, here are some important resources and groups who work on issues related to primates, animal ethics, environmental conservation, rescue, etc. The Fauna Foundation is not responsible for the content or views expressed on third party websites. If you believe your organization has goals in common with Fauna and might be a candidate for cross-linking, please contact us.

Project R&R

Project R&R’s mission is to end the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research and testing in the U.S. and to help provide rescue and restitution in permanent sanctuary. While the focus is on the U.S., the goal is for a worldwide end to harmful, intrusive and lethal research on all great apes.


The North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) was founded in 2010 by the directors of seven of the leading chimpanzee sanctuaries on the continent. The mission of NAPSA is to advance the welfare of  captive primates through exceptional sanctuary care, collaboration and outreach.


The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) was formed in 2007 by nationally and globally recognized leaders in the animal protection field for the sole purpose of strengthening and supporting the work of animal sanctuaries worldwide.

GFAS does not operate animal sanctuaries, but rather helps sanctuaries help animals. GFAS has established clear, specific standards for the humane care of various species in captive facilities and for sanctuary governance and operational issues. With the creation of an objective and realistic accreditation process for the field on an international level, GFAS brings new opportunities for global cooperation and mentoring. GFAS is the first animal sanctuary accrediting organization to take on this task at an international level.

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The International Primate Protection League has been working since 1973 for the well-being of primates. IPPL has Field Representatives in 31 countries. Its Advisory Board is composed of experts from the fields of zoology, anthropology, medicine, biology, veterinary medicine, and psychology. Many IPPL officers have lived for long periods with primates in their natural habitats.

Established in 1981, Friends of Washoe is a non-profit organization (501.c3) dedicated to the welfare of chimpanzees and especially the chimpanzees Tatu and Loulis, the two remaining members of Washoe’s family. Washoe, who passed away in October of 2007, took the idea of talking with animals out of the realms of fables and science fiction, and into the realm of scientific fact. Her accomplishments over the past three decades have had profound effects on changing scientific thought, influencing a wide variety of academic disciplines. Being the first chimpanzee to learn a human language and pass it on to her adopted son, Washoe was truly unique. Her accomplishments have also helped humans better understand their responsibilities to our fellow animals.


The Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group is an information clearing house created by laboratory workers for laboratory workers, and for the general public. Discussing laboratory primates, the people who work with them in the laboratory, our opposition to the use of non-human primates in biomedical research, and the relationship between abolition and welfare.

One Green Planet is an online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet. Its goal is to cut through the noise around issues related to food, health, animals and the environment and empower you to not only make better choices, but also take action and bring about change.


Founded in 1895, the  New England Anti-Vivisection Society works to expose and replace animal experiments in laboratories and classrooms with ethically and scientifically responsible modern research methods and to protect human beings who may be subjected to such experiments.


Women for Women International can not provide direct financial and emotional support to women living on the margins of hope without the backing of a global community of dedicated staff, volunteers, generous donors, supporters and friends.

Animal Alliance of Canada

Animal Alliance of Canada is committed to the protection of all animals and the promotion of a harmonious relationship among people, animals and the environment.

Terry’s Law is a movement dedicated to strengthening the Animal Cruelty legislation in Canada.  To change the legislation requires the Government of Canada to change sections of the criminal code relating to animal cruelty.

Zoo Check

Zoocheck Canada is a national animal protection charity established in 1984 to promote and protect the interests and well-being of wild animals. For more than 20 years, Zoocheck has been a leading voice for the protection of wild animals. It is the only Canadian organization with a specific focus on captive wild animal issues and problems.


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 1.8 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry.


Endangered Species International (ESI) is strongly committed to reversing the trend of human-induced species extinction, save endangered species and preserving their vital ecosystems. It has projects worldwide to protect endangered species and save biodiversity. It also supports the use of solar energy in its projects.

Moonbears is a group of people campaigning in Korea for the freedom of moonbears through the production of educational media, the establishment of suitable bear sanctuaries and the provision of financial support. seeks volunteers to assist with media relations, community building, translation, fundraising, international veterinary aid and bio-medical advice. We actively promote the concept of a bear sanctuary in Jirisan National Park as a long term goal while working to initiate solutions on behalf of individual species in need.


PASA is committed to the conservation and care of African primates through the unique alliance of African sanctuaries.  PASA sanctuaries were created over the last three decades to accommodate the staggering numbers of orphaned chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and other endangered primates in Africa. The Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in Gambia came first in 1974, but more and more appeared as the century drew to a close.


Project ChimpCARE is a non-partisan group committed to improving the wellbeing of chimpanzees, regardless of current circumstances, and opening the lines of communications between disparate groups to achieve this singular goal. Our objectives are based on the approach that accurate information is the basis for effective change.

Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals (CCFA) is dedicated to promoting the welfare of animals raised for food in Canada through public education, legislative change and consumer choice. CCFA supporters are animal protection organizations across Canada representing over 120,000 Canadians.

Food for thought

Food For Thought campaign can help align your organization’s menu with its mission by adopting a formal policy regarding the types of food it serves… or doesn’t serve! To many people, rabbits, horses, goats, sheep, chickens, and cows are individuals too, equally worthy of compassion and respect.