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Advisory Board

As well as being an accredited Quarantine premises Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary has had Approval under the Balai Directive for 16 years. In the UK the Sanctuary is constantly under scrutiny by APHA (UK Veterinary Ministry), Zoo Inspectorate, Local Council Authority and Fire Protection Services.

Advisors include:

Dr Rhys Jones Patron FLS FRSB MCIEEM CEnv

Dr Jones has decades of International scientific research and conservation expertise, and his support is invaluable to the Sanctuary.


Dr Colin Goldner PhD in behavioural Psychology and member of the German Primatological Society, and CEO Great Ape Project Germany. Numerous publications on apes and monkeys in the entertainment industry.

Salvador Marin Lillo DVM PhD specialist in wild animal and zoological medicine. Collaborating veterinarian of the AAP Primadomus Centre, Villena, Alicante, Spain and Imaging diagnosis technician.

Rona Brown CEO at PAWSI and Consultant in Animal Welfare

Nuria Cabrito Moliner Biologist with zoology speciality and experience in primate recovery centres in Mexico and Primadomus. Training advisor to zookeepers and veterinary technical assistants and one of the founders of Animalia Protection.

Diana Plange Berlin’s first Animal Protection Commissioner has visited and approved Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary

International Primate Heart Project, Cardiff and Great Ape Heart Project Zoo Atlanta.

Asli Han Gedik Founder Wild @ Life. Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary have helped to finance a Ranger and a primate nurse for confiscated orphan chimpanzees in Angola. We have also provided much needed equipment for the Rangers.

Dr Jeffrey Vidt USA specialist in Mucinosis

Stuart Scott Director CLP Education Consultant

Trustees and Staff with Science qualifications:

Jan Garen BSc PGCE

Graham Garen Design Engineering and Ballistics Expert

James Moore Msc

Andrew Morris BSc Psychology

Dr Jyoti Patel

Nicola Pollard Head Keeper BSc Zoology, LLM Environmental Law and Management

Megan Price BSc Zoology, Consultant Ecologist

Elizabeth Ross Bsc

Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary have a long history of collaboration and consultation with other groups like IPPL, the Hepatitis B Foundation in USA, University of Swansea Imaging Department, Hematology Department at Jefferson Hospital PA, Seed Madagascar, Baboon Matters Trust SA, Haddon Training for Apprenticeships in primate care, GRAAL, KSPATH and laboratories throughout Europe.