SAGA (Support for African/Asian Great Apes) is a consortium founded in 1998 with three main goals: 1) to conserve the natural habitat of wild great apes; 2) to enrich the lives of those in captivity, and; 3) to bring an end to the use of great apes as subjects in invasive studies.  [Read SAGA Principle] ​

Note: as of autumn 2006, all invasive biomedical research on chimpanzees in Japan was stopped completely; all chimpanzees formerly involved in biomedical research have now been retired and are housed comfortably at Kumamoto Sanctuary, run by Kyoto University.

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Symposia

SAGA holds an annual symposium within Japan. Except for particular specified sessions, attendance is free, with no prior registration required. Please join us! At recent symposiums, SAGA has additionally focused on promoting awareness of good welfare practice, in order to enrich the quality of the lives of animals with whom we share the planet other than great apes, including monkeys and prosimians and even elephants.

SAGA24

Kagoshima 2022

SAGA 22

Aichi 2019

SAGA 20

Aichi 2017

SAGA 18

Kyoto 2015

SAGA 16

Kochi 2013

SAGA 14

Kumamoto 2011

SAGA 12

Fukuoka 2009

SAGA 10

Tokyo 2007

SAGA 8

Osaka 2005

SAGA 6

Tokyo 2003

SAGA 4

Okayama 2001

SAGA 2

Aichi 1999

SAGA 23

Online (Miyazaki) 2021

SAGA 21

Kumamoto 2018

SAGA 19

Yamaguchi 2016

SAGA 17

Ibaraki 2014

SAGA 15

Hokkaido 2012

SAGA 13

Kanagawa 2010

SAGA 11

Tokyo 2008

SAGA 9

Aichi 2006

SAGA 7

Kyoto 2004

SAGA 5

Aichi 2002

SAGA 3

Aichi 2000

SAGA 1

Aichi 1998