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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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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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MONA’s 20 anniversary

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February 26th is the 20th anniversary of our first rescue. We have been 20 years working for the protection and welfare of primates and this is something to celebrate! And since we can’t meet, we invite you to a special online and live event on Saturday 27th February:

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Instagram contest to celebrate our 20th anniversary

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When we thought about how to celebrate our 20th anniversary, it was clear: with you! Because this achievement is a shared success. Because it is together that, since 2001, we have been changing lives.

We quickly started to think about how to celebrate it and, among the various surprises we have prepared this Instagram contest.

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Dra. Jane Goodall on MONA’s 20th aniversary

20 years ago we started rescuing primates at Fundación MONA.
And our dear and much admired Dr Jane Goodall sends us her message of affection and congratulations.
Many thanks to the friends of the Jane Goodall Institute Spain and to Jane for her always inspiring words.


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