SAGA (Support for African/Asian Great Apes) is a non-profit consortium founded in 1998 by scientists specialising in great apes, zoo staff, and other experts.
SAGA was founded 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. SAGA holds an annual symposium within Japan. Having achieved the third founding goal: great apes are no longer used as subjects in invasive studies within Japan, SAGA continues to expand its vision and remit. At recent symposiums, SAGA has additionally focused on promoting awareness of good welfare practice, in order to enrich the quality of the lives of the animals with whom we share the planet. The Japan Monkey Centre is the proud host of the 20th SAGA symposium which will be held on November 04-05, 2017. This is an event you won’t want to miss. The JMC looks forward to welcoming you all to SAGA20.