Great Apes Survival Project

The Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP) Partnership is an ambitious project of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with an immediate challenge – to lift the threat of imminent extinction faced by gorillas (Gorilla beringei, G. gorilla), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), bonobos (Pan paniscus) and orangutans (Pongo abelii, P. pygmaeus) across their ranges in tropical Africa and south-east Asia.

Partners include:

Great ape range States;

Other States that directly or indirectly support or participate significantly in programmes for the conservation of great apes and their habitat;

UNEP and UNESCO, which together are the sponsoring agencies;

Other concerned international organisations;

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a significant involvement in great ape conservation.