The A.P.E.S portal is an online tool that provides real-time, visual representation of information about great apes, their habitats, populations, threats and conservation efforts around the world.
The A.P.E.S project was initiated in 2005 as a joint effort between the Great Apes Section (SGA) of the Primate Specialist Group and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. In the first two years of the project the focus was on the compilation of ape population data and the development of an access and release policy. In 2007 the A.P.E.S. project was combined with an initiative by the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP WCMC, Cambridge, UK), the Arcus Foundation and the Jane Goodall Institute, which has evolved into the current platform. The website and database is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, the dashboard is hosted by UNEP WCMC.