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:
Meet the team
Izzy joined NPC in 2014. She has a BSc in Zoology and has been involved in primate charities since 2004,
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.
Katie is a qualified linguist and translator, and has taught for some time in Thailand, where she volunteered at the Gibbon
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.
Whilst studying for her BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour, Joy got involved the work of Wild Futures’, The Monkey Sanctuary, a primate
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