Registered Charity No: 1126939 (England & Wales).

Jim Cronin had a passion for life and the conservation of wildlife that was an inspiration to all who knew him. He founded Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre in 1987, and established himself as an international expert in the rescue and rehabilitation of abused primates and the enforcement of international treaties aimed at protecting primates from illegal trade, exploitation, and abuse.

Jim and his wife, Dr Alison Cronin, built Monkey World from a small refuge to a 65 acre wildlife park that is now home to more than 250 rescued primates of 20 different species, and it is rated as one of the most popular family destinations in England. In 2006 Jim and Alison were awarded the honour of Member of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for Services to Animal Welfare.

Sadly, Jim passed away on March 17, 2007. In his loving memory, the Jim Cronin Memorial Fund has been established to continue Jim’s legacy and support primate welfare and conservation around the world. Monkey World, and the numerous projects Jim and Alison set up globally, will go on as a fitting memorial to a man whose life touched so many around the world.

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