Below are highlights from NAPSA's history. However, to really see NAPSA's scope, check out the following pages:

  • NAPSA In the News, an ever-changing archive of media stories featuring NAPSA and our member sanctuaries
  • NAPSA Reponds, a growing collection of statements and requests made on behalf of captive primates
  • NAPSA Workshop 2015, an important source for all information regarding our first virtual workshop

Victory! USFWS Announces All Chimpanzees Listed as Endangered Under ESA

June 12, 2015. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced an end to the split-listing of captive and wild born chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act. All chimpanzees will now be considered endangered. Read FAQs for more information on exactly what this will mean, and see NAPSA's inclusion in a New York Times article and CNN interview on the topic. Click here for NAPSA's statement on this important announcement.

NAPSA Announces Hire of Program Manager 

December 8, 2014. NAPSA is pleased to announce the appointment of their new Program Manager, Erika Fleury.  Click here for the full announcement.

NAPSA Statement on the Nonhuman Rights Project 

December 2, 2013. NAPSA is not a party to the suit filed today in New York State by the Nonhuman Rights Project. We did submit an expert affidavit that was filed with the suit, reviewing our willingness to place any captive chimpanzees in need of sanctuary. Read the full story

President Obama signs important bill for chimpanzee sanctuary funding

November 27, 2013. The President signed Senate Bill 252 today, clearing a roadblock to funding sanctuary retirement for federally owned chimpanzees. Click here for the full story. 

NAPSA assists in rescuing the last residents of the Las Vegas Zoo

October 2, 2013. The final 5 residents of the troubled Las Vegas Zoo left today, on the road to permanent sanctuary with NAPSA members. Click here for the full story. 


NIH announces it will retire a majority of chimpanzees

NAPSA Training Workshop 2013

USFWS moves to list all chimpanzees as endangered

Victory! NIH sending all chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center to NAPSA member Chimp Haven

NAPSA calls on the NIH to reconsider moving 100 chimpanzees to a non-sanctuary

NAPSA comments on Fish and Wildlife Service's 90 Day Finding on the listing chimpanzees as endangered 

Announcing the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA)

The Jane Goodall Institute Commends NAPSA