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“Totsdos” with MONA!

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MONA had long been thinking of creating an online store so that any of you, anytime and anywhere in the world, could give solidarity and contribute to the well-being of our rescued primates. Finally, thanks to the collaboration of TOTSDOS.COM, the project has become a reality.

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Lush’s Charity Pot blows 10 candles

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When we first met Lush, Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, almost nobody talked about palm oil. Except them, of course. And we clearly remember how we felt in love with their products: funny, vegetarian, free of animal testing and ethical. But what really stole our hearts was the fact that they were boycotting against the farming and use of this oil for its direct effects on orangutans extinction and habitats loss in Indonesia.

This April has started in Spain with the happiest of the news: many supermarkets will ban the use of palm oil in their products. And also this April, it is the 10th anniversary of Lush’s most charitable and, of course, palm oil free product: the Charity Pot cream. They have raised so far more than 23 millions of Euros, to fund grassroots organisations working on animal protection, human rights and environmental issues around the world.

At MONA we have a lot to thank to Charity Pot. As much, as the brand new van we acquired last year thanks to the fundings collected by all those people who bought their Charity Pot, and thanks to Lush who gave us this great opportunity.

Happy Birthday Charity Pot! Congratulations Lush, keep up with the good work. We are still as in love with you as the first day!



Isn’t a joke…

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“He has hit to the grandmother!” Several people laugh in a video of a chimpanzee throwing his droppings to the public who jelly in a Michigan zoo.

Miquel Llorente, president of the Primatological Association of Spain and responsible of the Research Department at Fundación MONA, recalls that the video may seem funny, but it is not. The chimpanzee “feels invaded”, it does not help that the public is higher than him and also, the animal does not have space to hide from the visitors, that are often “invasive and impolite”, especially when they  ” hit the glass and scream to catch the attention of animals “.

The chimpanzee, therefore, is not playing with visitors, if not quite the opposite. Chimpanzees, explains Miquel Llorente, ” are very intelligent animals able to put themselves in the other’s place and to understand that they are laughing at him.” These apes have learned that “throwing stool causes rejection and causes the public to move away”, thereby achieving finally some peace.


Creative Corner Agency, new MONASupport Company

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Creative Corner Agency, advertising & communication agency, has joined the MONASupport companies network with the design of the labels of the new MONADA wine.

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The story of Titín; the history of hundreds of Barbary macaques

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Today the INTERNATIONAL MACAQUES DAY is celebrated to make known this primate species. More than 70 different species belong to this group and among them is the Barbary Macaque, one of the species currently rescued by MONA.

On the occasion of this day, we want to tell you the story of Titin, one of the Barbary macaques rescued by MONA.

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MONA’s Friends are Serveis Panella’s friends!

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If you are a partner, adopter, volunteer or a MONA collaborator, you are in luck! Serveis Panella has decided to join our MONASupport companies network offering a special service to MONA and all its friends.

Since its inauguration in 1985, Serveis Panella has become a reference mechanical workshop for the repair of commercial and industrial vehicles in the province of Girona and now, in 2017, it becomes a solidarity company with those who care and work tor the welfare of primates.

We are very grateful to Serveis Panella for their collaboration. The small family of MONA grows more and more and that brings us closer to our goal: a better future for primates.

EVA SEEDS, new solidarity company

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We started this 2017 with great news! It seems that our wishes are fulfilled and more and more companies are joining our cause.

In this year, EVA SEEDS has decided to join our solidarity companies network which plant that small seed that causes the root to grow and break under ground. The buds, as Jane Goodall said, may appear small and weak, but they can pierce a concrete wall to reach the light. That is why we thank them, for wanting help us to reach that light: the protection and welfare for primates.

De cómo los animales viven y mueren, Javier Ruiz

In this book, Javier Ruiz brings a good amount of information to address an issue that has often been treated too trivial and proposes a reflection, balanced and charged with a responsible ethical sense, to analyze our relationship with other animals and the consequences that our actions have on them, on the planet and on ourselves.

“We must know and be moved, we must be able to feel and live the pain of those around us.” This is just one of the wonderful reflections left by the prologue written by the DR. MIQUEL LLORENTE ESPINO, Director del Institut de Recerca i Estudis en Primatologia, Responsable de Investigación en Fundación Mona y Presidente de la Asociación Primatológica Española.

Book available in Spanish in our online shop.

JANE GOODALL: An inspiring story

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Every afternoon, Albert meets with the kids of the summer camp to tell them true stories about exceptional people.

This time he tells the fascinating story of Jane Goodall and how she followed her heart and achieved her lifelong dream.

Sabrina Kraus

To order this book visit our book section on

Available in English and Spanish.

UNTAGGED, solidarity conference

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UNTAGGED is the first Digital Analytics and Big Data conference in Spain designed exclusively for experienced digital analysts. The event, organized by David Vallejo and Natzir Turrado, took place on November 9 at Google Campus Madrid and was totally free, non-profit and solidarity! It was proposed to the attendees to give what they thought it fitting to be for SAVECHILDREN and FUNDACIÓN MONA and … it was a success!

Thanks to the organizers and assistants for their solidarity and contribution to the welfare of the primates rescued by MONA. Thank you for demonstrating that step by step, one by one, a better future is possible.

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