Author Archives: Arantxa García Soto

2021 World Biodiversity Day

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Every 22 May is World Biodiversity Day, the date marked on the calendar to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the biological resources and global biodiversity that make up our natural world. Nature is deteriorating more and more each year, and the need to take action to stop it is becoming more urgent.

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Africa: primates in danger

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New section of our educational section #LearnWithMona in which we show you some of the most endangered primate species of the African continent:

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The reason why gorillas beat their chests has been discovered

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The image of a gorilla thumping its chest is one of the most iconic images associated with gorilla behaviour, but what does it mean? The scientific community has set to work and, to find it out, they have studied a dozen social groups of mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

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Golden snub-nosed langur

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High in the Qinling Mountains in central China, an agile primate with a peculiar face has conquered a ruthless environment. The golden snub-nosed langur. There are about 20,000 of them left in the world and they are under pressure from logging, human settlement and hunters, who seek them for their meat, bones with supposed medicinal properties and dense fur. As a result, they have had to take refuge at the highest altitudes, where they jump from branch to branch, cross icy rivers and endure the long winters at almost 3,000 metres above sea level. There, when the trees are bare, they subsist on a low-protein diet of lichen and bark.

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The organisation “¿Serás su voz?” participates in our mobile recycling campaign

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¿Serás su voz? wanted to join in and help us by organising a physical campaign to collect old mobiles to recycle them and raise funds for the Foundation, a campaign that has been a great success! They have collected more than 700 mobiles from different cities.

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Yellow – brested capuchin

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As every month, from Fundació Mona we prepare a post on social networks related to the #PrimateoftheMonth. To introduce you, or even know more about the primates, we select one of the 518 species that exist and we show you some of their peculiarities. April’s #PrimateoftheMonth is… the Sapajus Xanthosternos! This small primate is one of the few species (apart from the great apes and some other genus) that use tools in their daily lives. They can live up to 45 years and are very intelligent!

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Order your Mona chocolate easter cake now!

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Once again, we offer you the “mona’s easter chocolate cake” from the great Jordi Roca and his Rocambolesc team.

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Thanks Martí!

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Martí Masip is a young boy from Vallromanes who has spent a year at the Mona Foundation as a volunteer with the European Solidarity Corps. This experience, he explains, has helped him to grow personally and to develop his professional future:

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