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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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.