A.P.E.S Database

An information service for ape conservation and research.

The Ape Populations, Environments and Surveys (A.P.E.S.) database is an initiative of the Section on Great Apes (SGA), Section on Small Apes (SSA) of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group and is supported by a large number of funding organizations, non-governmental and governmental organizations and research institutions.

The overall, long-term goals of the A.P.E.S. initiative are:

  • to archive all existing ape population survey data in a secure repository,
  • to make them available to the ape conservation and research community and
  • to provide up-to-date information on the status of apes

On this website you will find descriptions on the structure of A.P.E.S., policy documents regulating data deposition, access and release, information on how to request or contribute data, and information on the status of apes, their habitats and effectiveness of conservation efforts. We use Wikimedia to organize the information.