Category Archives: Campaignes

Get a headset signed by Frank Cuesta!

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Frank Cuesta in a visit to MONA Foundation

Frank Cuesta, in his work for the protection of animals, supports the project MONA Foundation defends. On this occasion, he presents us with a headset (SONY donation) signed by him that will be drawn by MONA with the aim of encouraging the participants to contribute to the welfare of the primates rescued by the center.

By participating in this raffle, you will not only have the opportunity to win the headphones signed by Frank Cuesta, but you will also be contributing to the well-being of the primates rescued by the Primate Recovery Center.


Period of promotion

This promotional action will be active for users who register on our website between April 23 and June 3, 2017. The raffle will be held on June 4, 2017.


To participate it is necessary to register and make the payment of the participation (3 euros per participation *).
It will be necessary to fill in all the fields correctly in order to participate.
Fundación MONA reserves the right to refuse any registration of its own and without prior notice as it appears to be defective. More than 1 registration / participation per person will be allowed. Among all the users that register during the promotion period a headset signed by Frank Cuesta will be raffling on June 4, 2017. An “innocent hand” of the team will extract from the list of participants a winner (1) and three (3) substitutes. In case we can not contact the winner, he/she rejects the prize or he/she does not respond within a period of 15 days after notifying he/she is the winner, MONA will proceed to contact the first alternate.

*All proceeds from this raffle will be used for the maintenance of chimpanzees and macaques rescued by the Primate Recovery Center.

Communication to the winner

Within a maximum of one week after the raffle, the winner will be contacted via email. In case you he/she does not respond, the first alternate will be contacted.

Shipping / Pickup

The prize winner will be able to collect the prize at the Mona Foundation Primate Recovery Center (Cta. Cassà, s / n, 17457 Riudellots de la Selva).

The prize can be sent via post to the Peninsula.

Acceptance of the bases

The mere fact of participating in the draw means that the user fully accepts the conditions of these legal bases.
In Riudellots de la Selva, on April 23, 2017


Discover the unique sensation of giving

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#GivingTuesday is a global movement that wants to encourage and multiply the good actions of people. The goal is to dedicate a day all over the world to celebrate the action of giving, whether food, money, time, second hand objects…

And as you well know, MONA depends on the solidarity and the generosity of individuals like you to be able to continue working against the mistreatment invisible to the primates.


  1. Join the global movement and discover the unique sensation of giving: Collaborate with our solidarity initiative. Visit our project and consider MAKING A DONATION.
  2. Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram and share your initiative in social networks using the hashtag #GivingTuesday to give visibility to the project and encourage other people, companies and organisations to collaborate for the welfare of primates.


#GivingTuesday should be the starting point to continue giving and promoting the donation 365 days a year.

A luxurious collaboration

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The great barcelonian photographer, a living legend in her field, Colita, has gifted us with her art.

The camera and the talent of Colita have witnessed the years of suffering in absolute solitude and terrible conditions lived by the primates that now recover in MONA. Her photographs rediscover us these rescued primates, their unknown looks and the strength of their personalities.

Help them by purchasing our MONA 2017 Solidarity Calendar!

Creative Lottery: lamono & Fundació MONA together to help the primates in need

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We are excited to announce that today starts lamono Creative Lottery to raise funds to help the Mona Foundation.

Not only does Lamono share our name; they also share our love for animals. When they heard about our work, they thought they could do something art related to raise funds for the sanctuary. They contacted the artists they thought would be most suitable for the action, based on their style and the themes they work on : nature, animals and hope. Their responses were very positive and from that moment on, the artists took on the task of creating an artwork and donate it to the solidarity lottery.

Well, the artworks are ready and we hope you are ready to fight for your favorite! The artists who have given an art piece to our cause are : Daniela Carvalho, Julian Lorenzo, Jaime Felipe Duarte, Laura Agustí, Dani Buch, Rubenimichi, Carolina Varas and Alexis Bukowski.

To participate, you have to bet 5 € (as many times as you want, the more you participate, the more chances you have to win the original) on the artist or artists that you like through this link: When you’ve chosen your favorite artwork, click on the cart at the top right hand corner of the web page, and there you will be redirected to CHECKOUT to make the payment.

On June  27th we will announce  the winners of each of the artworks. Don’t miss out this opportunity to take home a great of artwork!
For more information:


The Creative Lottery is the final activity of the Art month of June at MONA. We hope you’ve enjoyed it!

The Orangutan, the voice of the endangered primates.

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The Orangutan is the voice of the endangered primates. Even with all the conservation campaigns and available information about illegal palm oil plantation, this specie is still a part of the 2016 Red list.

The Orangutan is semi solitary and arboricole, adult individuals live alone once mature enough, but the mothers spend 8 years with their offspring to teach them the rules and dangers of the forest.

They eat more than 500 species of plant! They spend almost all their life in the trees, and have high cognitive abilities comparable to the other great apes; they make tools in the wild and have their own culture! Some techniques have been seen only in Borneo for example, passing their knowledge from one generation to the other. For many reasons, Orangutans remain a mysterious species; they are called the gardeners of the forest, playing a vital role for biodiversity.

With an estimated decline of 50% of the global population during the last 60 years, a loss of 15.5 million hectares of forest (24% of total forest area) was recorded between 1985 and 1997 in Sumatra and Kalimantan…

But helping them is simple: Boycott palm oil products. Look at the ingredients in your food, shampoo, beverage… And make the right choice!

International Macaque Day

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This Wednesday the 16th of March we celebrate the first International Macaque’s Day, a great oportunity for them to stop being, once for all, the one forgoten primate.

Did you know that the Barbary macaque is the only primate, except from humans, that can be found in the wild in Europe?

The Barbary macaque populations are decreesing by vast amounts every year… The destruction of their habitat and illegal pet trade are leading this unique species to extinction.

About 300 babies are captured every year, snatched away from their habitat, their home, their family… to be sold illegaly as pets in Europe. However the day will arrive when this baby, obtained on a whim to be a pet, becomes an animal far different from the exemplary pet that they were suposed to be… What are the options now? Abandoning it, or locking it away in a little cage, depriving it from the little social contact you could offer so far, leaving it to a life in solitude with little or no stimulation. This situation forbides them developing the social abilities which are essencial for their physical and mental wellbeing , this can causes some abnormal behaviours to appear as repetitive movements or, in more severe cases, self inflicted agression.

In Fundació MONA we fight daily to rise awareness of the terrible situation the Barbary macaque is facing, and we work tirelessly to offer them the worthy life they were taken from.

Nevertherless, and despite the extreme situation of the specie, the Barbary macaque illegal traffic is increassing.
But you can now help us! Join us on this day and give voice to those who dont have it. We have a commitment to them, and every single act no matter how small is crucial to there survial. Only by working toghether will we be able to avoid the extinction of this wonderful primate species.

And why is it such a unique specie?

Here are some facts about the macaques you might not have know.

Did you know that macaques are one of the few monkeys without tail? A feature generally reserved to great apes…

Did you know Barbary macaques take part in the rearing of there young even though they are not their own? This makes socials bounds stronger between males and youngsters and even between other males, as thier movement helps to create and strenghten the group bounds.

Did tou know Barbary macaque can live at 40ºC during summer months and suport temperatures under zero during the winter?

Are you still dubting on the uniqueness of this specie?

Join us! Put the 16th of March in you calendar and celebrate the Macaque’s International Day by giving them a hand. Join the fight for their conservation, be part of the solution today, and don’t let their extinction be our fault.

Yes, they are small, but they also have rights…


The Hainan gibbon

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Hainan gibbons live only on Hainan island, in the south of China. At first their were considered a subspecie of the Eastern black crested gibbons, but their fur and vocalisations make them unique.

The Hainan gibbon is active during the day, eats almost only fruits, like figues for example. This specie is arboreal and the females give birth to only one offspring every two years!

In the past 45 years, almost 80% of the population has disappeared, due to hunting, habitat lost and also due to the fact that they only live on one island in particular. Curently only 20 mature individuals are still alive. The Hainan Gibbon is the most critically endangered primate of the world with only 25 individuals left living in a 16km² territory ...

When it first was discovered, Hainan gibbons lived throughout the whole of the island, but now the entire population is gathered in a reserve, the Bawangling Nature Reserve. This creates problems of mating, food ressources, impossibility to face a possible natural disaster and so on.

If this specie ceases to exist, it would be the first primate specie to disappear since 1700…

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Thousands of primates disappear every year and we get the blame for that.

Why? You may ask…

In our daily lives we are worried about our appearance, the decoration of our room, the timetable of endless tasks we undertake or our mobile phone and the thousands of messages awaiting for a reply… However, these concerns and anxieties are not more than trivial ways.

If we stop for a while to observe, we would be able to see that every little action we take, however small it is, can lead to terrible consequences on the other side of the world. We live in a constant “Domino Effect“.

These are just some examples of the devastating consequences of our daily actions: the palm oil deforestation, the problems associated with coltan, the irresponsible tourism or the pet trade.

Many of us devote our daily efforts and work to the struggle for environmental conservation and the protection and welfare of the species and now we ask you to join us. During 2016 and the “Year of the Monkey” we will launch several campaigns to raise awareness of the current plight of primates, and together let’s be a part of the solution.

Join us and say: is not my fault that thousands of primates disappear every year!

¡Últimos días para la campaña “Arriba los monos”!

Nuevas estructuras, nuevos enriquecimientos… Gracias a la generosidad de muchos hemos podido hacer nuevas mejoras en las instalaciones que van a influir muy positivamente en el bienestar de nuestros primates rescatados.
Te explicamos aquí con detalle qué hemos hecho con vuestras donaciones.

El pasado verano lanzamos una campaña para poder conseguir dinero extra para destinarlo a nuevos y emocionantes proyectos. Bien, pues gracias a los donativos desinteresados de muchas personas hemos conseguido 707 € online desde las páginas que creamos a propósito. Pero queremos dar las gracias especialmente al Sr. Milan, la Sra. Anita Starostik y a Sandra Haluche del Santuario de primates de Curitiba, Paraná (Brasil)  por la donación de 2.500 € para que hagamos realidad esta mejora de las instalaciones. En detalle, os explicamos que estas mejoras son:

– Hemos construido un túnel para conectar dos instalaciones de macacos y así ofrecerles más espacio: coste total 995 € (así que los 707 € servirán para cubrir parte del coste).- pintura para dar un lavado de cara al edificio de los dormitorios: la empresa de pinturas Artic, a través de la Fundación Realdreams, ¡nos donó 135 L de pintura profesional!

– Hemos instalado una ventanas nuevas de aluminio más grandes y que aíslan mejor térmicamente el edificio de los chimpancés: coste 600 €.

– Nuevos elementos de enriquecimiento ambiental: los padrinos Fernanda Bacigaluppi y Sergio nos han donado material (tuberías grandes de plástico, bloques de cemento y otros elementos divertidos) y se han hecho cargo del transporte hasta el centro. ¡Mil gracias!

– Material para construir nuevas torres y conexiones entre las estructuras de los exteriores de los chimpancés: aquí toman importancia los 2.500 €, que pronto tomarán forma en nuevas estructuras para los chimpancés.

Vamos a mantener la campaña online unos días más, por si alguno os queréis animar para que acabemos de cubrir el coste de las ventanas y el túnel.

Así que tomad buena nota:

Muchas gracias por vuestra generosidad que nos permite mantener una excelente calidad de vida de estos primates que se merecen una segunda oportunidad.


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