International Primate Day, September 1, is an annual educational observance event organized since 2005 largely by British-based Animal Defenders International (DI) and supported annually by various primate-orientated advocacy organizations around the world.

Since 1973 IPPL has been actively engaged protecting and saving primates. These efforts include maintaining our gibbon sanctuary in Summerville, South Carolina as well as working with our Global Partners in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. So many primate species are either Threatened or Endangered. We applaud every organization and individual who takes an active role in protecting and saving primates everywhere.