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NPC was founded by a group of friends who shared an interest and passion for primates and conservation, and the UK remains the central office of the NPC family.

Find out about our work in UK here!

NPC United Kingdom Projects

Protect, educate, facilite, investigate, reforest and rescue

Our work in the UK concentrates on spreading awareness at events, campaigning and lobbying, and fundraising. Over the years our core team has changed with new trustees joining and old trustees stepping down, currently our board consists of:


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We hold or attend events to raise conservation awareness and funding, and to educate the British public, and sometimes further afield in Europe


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We are active in campaigning for conservation and animal welfare in the UK. We regularly consult with other organizations and parliament on wildlife law, as well as promoting our causes publicly


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We raise funds in the UK to support our projects overseas. If you want to help, find out here!

Meet the team


Izzy Hunt

Izzy joined NPC in 2014. She has a BSc in Zoology and has been involved in primate charities since 2004,

including working at sanctuaries and carrying out research for campaigns against the UK primate pet trade. Izzy works in procurement in the renewable energy industry and acts as NPC UK’s company secretary.
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Brooke Aldrich

Brooke has studied, worked with, and worked on behalf of primates for many years. She has served as a trustee and director for NPC

 since it received charitable status in 2007.  Brooke earned her MSc in Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University, for which she carried out her dissertation research in Northeastern Peru. Having since earned a second MSc in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law at the University of Edinburgh, Brooke is particularly interested in the interplay between the use of primates as “entertainers”, the legal and illegal trades in primates and conservation efforts in the wild. She also works for the Asia for Animals Coalition, coordinating its Macaque Coalition, and the Animals Asia Foundation. Brooke is a member of the The IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group Section for Human-Primate Interactions.

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Katie Chabriere

Katie is a qualified linguist and translator, and has taught for some time in Thailand, where she volunteered at the Gibbon

Rehabilitation Project. After interning and working at Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary on the primate welfare team and as Education Officer, Katie went on to help found Moroccan Primate Conservation UK. The highlight of her time with NPC thus far has been visiting Peru to help run an education programme in the Amazon basin. She is now based in France where she is a musician and runs English classes for children using art and the natural environment. She also holds a diploma in primate conservation, welfare and behaviour.
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Rachel Henson

Rachel has a BSc in Biology and has worked at a primate rescue centre in the UK, as well as with sanctuaries in Indonesia and Peru.

She spent a year at Danau Girang Field Centre in Malaysia where she guided visiting researchers on nocturnal primate walks and river surveys, started and edited the centre’s newsletter and carried out a research project with the Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Project. She has an MA in Travel and Nature Writing and now balances freelance writing with her day job looking after ex-pet trade and laboratory primates. Rachel joined the NPC team in 2017.
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Joy Roberts-Chapple

Whilst studying for her BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour, Joy got involved the work of Wild Futures’, The Monkey Sanctuary, a primate

sanctuary in UK. It was here she found her passion for primates. After volunteering at The Monkey Sanctuary, Joy went on to study her MSc in Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University. She studied the personality of white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) in a rescue centre in Thailand for her final thesis. Joy is the founder of the online education platform ‘Primate Wonder’ where she hopes to education and excite people about primates and their conservation and encourage people to take part in conservation where they can.
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Mika Peck

Mika is a conservation biologist based at the University of Sussex (UK). His research is focused on conservation and sustainable

livelihood projects in South America and Papua New Guinea. A major focus of Dr Mika’s work has been the application of the ‘parabiologist’ approach. This approach provides training at the grassroots level to identify development pathways that optimise local sustainable livelihoods and conservation goals

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