Author Archives: Cristina Valsera

Bea y Tom grooming

Video captures footage of chimpanzee helping her sick friend

Bea suffers from a chronic cardiopulmonary disease and has spent a few days a bit tired and dizzy. Seeing her like this breaks our souls, but her companions have once again given us a life lesson.

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Findings from a new study of former pet chimpanzees

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It is very rare to obtain behavioural data on chimpanzees 17 years apart. But it is even more exceptional to obtain data while the chimpanzees are living in a private home.

That is why our latest scientific paper “Behavioural development of former pet chimpanzees, a decade after their arrival at the MONA Sanctuary”, is on the cover of the International Journal “Animals”.

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New studies to monitor the welfare

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Discover the new monitoring systems we have to improve our primates lives.

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MONAeduca 2022: environmental education for the new times

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We review with you the 20 years of our Environmental Education Unit, the present and the novelties for 2022. And in case you don’t know them yet, we introduce you to the team of professionals behind the unit.

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Primates Nº43

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You can now read MONA’s supporters’ newsletter Primates #43

Click on the image to read the full magazine.

 

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Very special visits

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In recent months we have had some very special visits to MONA. Great people we admire a lot and who also dedicate their lives to working for primates.

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Conference to end illegal trafficking in species

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Last November we were invited to attend the TIFIES Plan  Conference (Spanish Action Plan against Illegal Trafficking and Poaching of Wild Species), within the General Assembly of EnviCrimeNet, a network of European Law Enforcement Agencies, Police officers and other crime fighters working together against the environmental crime. (LIFE+ SATEC Project).

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Goodbye Abu…

These last few months have also brought us a sad farewell. We noticed that Abu was gradually fading away, and all the veterinary tests brought back bad news.

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Suzie1

Welcome to your new life, Suzie

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She has been at MONA since this September, allowing an end to a case that started 11 years ago.

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El Venadito_4a edició

El Venadito, art againts animal cruelty

El Venadito, , the art exhibition against animal cruelty, in its 4th edition, reinvents itself by creating a new exhibition format.

The abuse of primates is the central topic of this new open call organised by the artistic space siNesteSia and Centre Cultural la FARINERA del CLOT in collaboration with  FUNDACIÓ MONA.

The call for artists will be open from 21 September 2021 to 15 January 2022. For more detailed information please visit the website of the collaborating entities or contact s sinestesia.uno@gmail.com

A de-localised exhibition that seeks out the public outside the gallery

Montserrat Pérez, creator of the project and curator of siNesteSia, proposes a new idea for the fourth edition of El Venadito. To reach as many people as possible, the art pieces will be placed outside the exhibition hall of the different participating centres and entities, mostly in corridors and waiting rooms. La Farinera del Clot will organize the different locations that this year are joining the project..

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