Birds of Eden is part of the South Africa Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) family. SAASA aims to create awareness about the plight of the world's wildlife and to show that with a greater understanding for wildlife and nature we can all live in harmony.

Stemming from the need for functional and self sustaing wildlife sanctuaries thoughout the world, and the serious obligation of society to meet the challenges of possible extinction of most primate, bird and wild cat species in the wild, The South African Animal sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) was born.

The vision of SAASA is a not for gain, we are a body which will strive to improve the lives of captive primates, birds, apex cats and other wildlife by relocating them to appropriate sanctuaries.

The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance's (SAASA) goal is to encourage understanding and commitment to the conservation of the world's wildlife, the need for healthy natural habitats and recognition of the interdependence of people, their natural environment and its component resources. SAASA is committed to reaching and engaging the largest number of people possible to enable them, through knowledge and understanding, to develop the motivation and skills to make informed choices about their lives in relation to the wise use of the natural resources around them.

Role of the SAASA sanctuaries in nature conservation: To maintain and protect genetically pure species of various Taxa in a semi wild state, housed in free-flight and free-roaming habitats that are not un-similar to those of the animal’s home ranges.  To one day hold the seeds of these Taxa that can be reintroduced back into the wild when the circumstances are right.

*Selective breeding ONLY takes place at Monkeyland in Plettenberg Bay and at Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay.  No breeding will ever occur at The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary and/or at The Hidden Forest Wildlife Sanctuary .