Monkey

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    Meet Chewie, a Critically Endangered San Martin titi monkey and our latest rescued baby monkey. He will stay in our care until he is old enough to travel to a suitable rescue centre. In the wild, Chewie would remain with his family group until he is old enough to find a mate, but unfortunately he will miss out on this vital experience. Chewie is in good health but has scars on his chin and the top of his head, probably from injuries sustained during his capture.
     
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  • Our generous donors and funders have enabled us to do some great work in 2018!

     

    We’ve continued fighting the illegal trade in wildlife through education and activism.  We have cared for and found homes for 149 rescued monkeys, parrots,  turtles, eagles and sloths. We initiated field research at 2 new sites in San Martin, and planted thousands of trees for our reforestation work.

     

    Looking back over 2018, we’re particularly proud of the advances we made in negotiations with land invaders in the Gran Simacache Conservation Concession. It was, and still is, a very dangerous situation for everyone involved, but we have taken the first steps to resolving the conflict. Seehere  for the full story.

     

    Amongst the animals we cared for this year was Chewie, a Critically Endangered San Martin titi monkey who was orphaned while still a baby. We will never know for sure what happened to Chewie before she came to us, but most monkeys in her situation were captured from the wild, torn from the back of their murdered mothers or fathers. Chewie was one of the ‘lucky’ rescued ones, and we cared for her until she was strong and old enough to be transferred to a rescue centre. Of the 149 rescued animals that we helped this year, 81 were able to be released back to the wild.

     

     

    We hope you will follow our work in 2019 - we’ve got some exciting things planned!  

     

    Every single thing we do is thanks to our generous funders and donors.  A huge thank you to the International Primate Protection League, Restore UK, Scott Rasmussen Family Foundation, WWF EFN Program,  Lush and This is My Earth, all of whom provided us with funding in 2018.  And to those of you who havedonated orgive monthly, we could not do this without you!

     

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    Chewie - One of the animals helped by NPC this year

  • NPC Colombia continues it's conservation efforts for the Critically Endangered Colombian Spider Monkey (Ateles fusciceps rufiventris). During a recent trip to Santa Cecilia in Risaralda department, investigator Sebastian Bustamante was able to film and photograph a group of A. f. rufiventris.

  • At the end of September, we welcomed new team member Alejandro del La Fuente to Peru. Alejandro is a Spanish field biologist and will be with us for the next 6 months helping to habituate a new group of Critically Endangered yellow tailed woolly monkeys (Lagothrix flavicauda) and set up a new field site in the 8,000 ha Bosques de Sinaí Conservation Concession near Uchiza, Peru. He will also be helping to train local field guides as well as informing neighbouring communities about conservation and research work. MSc student Lorena Fernandez, from Girona University and Mona Foundation, has been carrying out research on social networks in a group of yellow tailed woolly monkeys (Lagothrix flavicauda) since July. The objective being to see in what manner group members interact and if there are differences based on sex, age and even the simple location of the individual. The analysis will help understand how the group is organized, whether there are dominant individuals, or particular members of the group key to its survival, individual friendships between individuals and what specific roles members of the group have depending on their age/sex/classes. Also, since the start of October we have been carrying out a short investigation into the diversity and viability of seeds dispersed by yellow tailed woolly monkeys (L. flavicauda) and Peruvian night monkeys (Aotus miconax). This study will shed light on the importance of these species in forest regeneration and their roles in increasing connectivity between forest fragments. We will have preliminary results very soon.

     

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