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Course: “Primatology: past, present and future”

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We have organized new courses for 2021!

Next spring training in primatology from MONA. Don’t miss this learning opportunity from a primate sanctuary.

More information: cursos@fundacionmona.org

 


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Primate caregiver course

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NO MORE PLACES AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE
All the places for this course are sold out. But good news: we will do it again soon. Write to us at cursos@fundacionmona.org and we will let you know when we have new places available.

We have organized a new course for 2021!

Next spring training in primatology from MONA. Don’t miss this learning opportunity from a primate sanctuary.

More information: cursos@fundacionmona.org

 


Course: The study of primates in tropical rainforests

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We have organized new courses for 2021!

Next spring training in primatology from MONA. Don’t miss this learning opportunity from a primate sanctuary.

More information: cursos@fundacionmona.org

 


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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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Young European volunteers clean up our territory

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Making the most of their days off to visit places in the Girona area, and at the same time ending up with three or four 30-litre bags full of plastic, cans, cigarette butts and all kinds of rubbish collected during the day. This is what the young team of the European Solidarity Corps, volunteers of the MONA Foundation, have been doing over the last few months.

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Vivotecnia rescue update

Foto credit: Cruelty Free International/ Carlota Saorsa

In recent days, cases of mistreatment in Vivotecnia (Tres Cantos, Madrid) have come to light thanks to images made public by the NGO Cruelty Free International.

Monkeys, mice, dogs, pigs, cats, rats, rabbits… all victims of the worst cruelty and cruelty by laboratory workers, far from any legality.

Thanks to the pressure and effort of many organizations and individuals, the Community of Madrid suspended the research activity and it seemed that in a few hours all the animals would be removed from this living hell. But now it seems that the process has been paralyzed, awaiting a judicial process.

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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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