Apes Reporting Project (formerly known as Big Gorillas Story Project) is a project of Water Journalists Africa dedicated to the conservation of Apes, a species commonly misunderstood and their habitats in Africa through Journalism.

It brings together conservation journalists in over 50 African countries who are members of Water Journalists Africa.

Through journalism, we want to inform, educate, and inspire a passion for conservation in people to protect the Apes, some of which are endangered, and their habitats.

We aim to increase the Apes’ conservation coverage and amplify local voices in the international debate about Apes conservation and protection.

We are open to partnerships and support.

Water Journalists Africa (WJA), the parent organisation of the Apes Reporting Project, is the largest network of journalists reporting on the water in Africa. It brings together over 1,200 journalists from 50 African countries. It was established in 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa, with support from the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication.

WJA is legitimately registered as an NGO with Uganda’s National Bureau for NGOs (NGO Bureau)

It is governed by a board of governors and an advisor body. The two bodies meet regularly to review the organization’s programs and projects.