Neotropical Primate Conservation Grant Update

Funding from Wild Futures allowed NPC to visit four rescue centres in September 2015. The visits were programmed by an order of the Wildlife Authorities of San Martin, and were run by Patricia Mendoza (veterinary specialist in wildlife epidemiology) and Dr. Noga Shanee (NPC’s biodiversity management specialist). Veterinarians María Belén Aguirre and Alexa Suárez Felice joined us for two … Continued

Mission Marmoset update

We are really excited to announce that we have started building for the marmosets!! While we are still fundraising for the whole build, thanks to our wonderful supporters, we have been able to start building a separate ‘quarantine’ enclosure. A ‘quarantine’ or isolation area is absolutely crucial for new monkeys coming into the Sanctuary. They … Continued

Vervet Monkey Foundation Grant Update

The grant from Wild Futures provided enough finances for 3 months to recruit two local unemployed people (under the training and supervision of project Manager Innocent) who we could train and pass on skills. One of the employees Lucas showed so much enthusiasm that we have decided to take him on permanently. By working in … Continued

Life in a small cage – The experience of a caged keeper

24 hours confined to raise funds for marmoset rescue and awareness about the primate pet trade 4 April 2016   8.15am I am settling in to my 3x4x6 cage. I’ve got a few books; my laptop; some cushions and a quilt… and plenty of time.  Nine colleagues have preceded me, each spending their 24-hour stint … Continued

Monkey Keepers Caged for Charity!

Eleven Keepers at Looe-Based Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary are getting locked in a cage for 24 hours over the next two weeks to raise funds for crucial monkey rescues. The charity has launched an urgent appeal to rescue a number of tiny marmoset monkeys from conditions of abuse and neglect in the primate pet trade … Continued

Monkeys Marvel at Chinese New Year!

The primate residents at Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary are celebrating the Chinese New Year, in tribute to the Year of the Monkey. The Looe-based charity have come up with an apt way to celebrate Chinese New Year; by giving gifts to the monkeys that pay homage to Chinese tradition. The fortunate monkeys have received gift … Continued

Happy New Year of the Monkey!

  A special New Year’s message from our Director… 2016 is Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar which, of course, warms the heart of Wild Futures. In fact, as a charity dedicated to protecting primates and habitats worldwide, every year is a year of the monkey (ape and prosimian…) to us! We’ve had … Continued

Minister’s comments on primates as pets welcomed.

Animal health and welfare groups call for ban on keeping primates as pets. Animal health and welfare groups have welcomed comments by Defra Minister George Eustice MP who said he is open to looking at banning the keeping of primates as pets in England. Mr Eustice MP made his comments yesterday (09.12.15) in a Westminster … Continued