Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Hope, Love, Home...Sanctuary

aka CSNW   |   Cle Elum, WA   |  www.chimpsnw.org

Mission

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest provides lifetime quality care for formerly abused and exploited chimpanzees while advocating for great apes everywhere.

Ruling year info

2004

Co-Director

J.B. Mulcahy

Co-Director

Diana Goodrich

Main address

PO Box 952

Cle Elum, WA 98922 USA

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EIN

68-0552915

NTEE code info

Wildlife Sanctuary/Refuge (D34)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

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Chimpanzee Care

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest provides exceptional care to the chimpanzees at our sanctuary. Facilities include a 2-story indoor playroom, a 2-story greenhouse play area, a 2-acre outdoor habitat, and a fully-equipped veterinary clinic. The sanctuary is staffed by a team of highly trained and educated primatologists and is supported by dozens of volunteers who provide daily enrichment to keep the chimpanzees' inquisitive minds occupied.

Population(s) Served

In addition to caring for rescued chimpanzees at our sanctuary, CSNW operates powerful education and advocacy programs to improve the welfare of chimpanzees everywhere. Through our widely-viewed blog and social media platforms, as well as select guided visits to the sanctuary, we educate people about the lives of the chimpanzees at our sanctuary and the plight of chimpanzees in laboratories, entertainment, pet ownership, and in the wild. Our collaborative internship with Central Washington University provides volunteer support to the sanctuary while training the next generation of chimpanzee caregivers, primatologists, and animal welfare leaders. And our unique advocacy program, Eyes on Apes, harnesses the power of grassroots activism to end the exploitation of apes worldwide.

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Where we work

Accreditations

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Accredited 2019

Awards

Force of Nature Award 2019

Central Washington University

Affiliations & memberships

North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance 2020

Goals & Strategy

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Our goals are to provide sustainable sanctuary, end the use of great apes in entertainment, and facilitate collaboration to continuously improve the care of captive chimpanzees.

We will continue to provide quality care for the chimpanzees at our sanctuary and work with others to end the exploitation of chimpanzees everywhere.

We have an experienced and well-educated staff and a track-record of success in both our advocacy efforts and our care of chimpanzees. We are accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and a founding member of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance.

Our direct care efforts have both immediate and long-term effects on the chimpanzees at the sanctuary. We have witnessed their transformation from pale, frail, and anxious individuals to healthy, strong, and adventurous chimpanzees.

We have already seen a shift in the way our society views and uses chimpanzees, with the end of the use of chimpanzees in biomedical testing happening right now. Sanctuaries are needed now more than ever as there are chimpanzees who are waiting for the second chance. We will play a role in helping these chimpanzees who are waiting.

There is still progress to be made for chimpanzees used in the entertainment industry, owned by private individuals, and held in roadside zoos.

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Board of directors
as of 11/10/2020
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Board chair

Caitlin Hawks

N/A

Term: 2018 - 2020

Lisa McCurdy, Esq.

Caitlin Hawks, Esq.

Matthew Gershman, Esq.

Elizabeth List

Martha Faulkner

Donna Mensching, DVM

Jessica Mayhew, PhD

Christian Grattan

Steven Gershman, CPA, PFS

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