Mission: Neotropical Primate Conservation] (NPC) was founded in 2007 as a non-profit organization and awarded UK charity status in August 2009 (Registered Charity number 1131122). NPC works with local communities to promote the conservation of forest habitat, primates and all wildlife through various means, including: land protection; research; improvement of degraded habitat for wildlife; creation of public awareness; environmental education; and facilitating the commercialisation of sustainable, ecological products on behalf of local people.
Results: We support local conservation that is community based, collaboratively run with a strong education focus in order to take preventative measures to ensure reductions in degradation of wildlife. The Yellow tailed, titi and night monkey are flagship species for the project in northeast Peru. Over the past 5 years we have built strong community connections and carried out density estimates, land protection, public awareness campaigns and environmental education. Through our rescue centre we are working with local people to combat trade in wildlife having confiscated hundreds of live animals as well as countless confiscations of skins and other trophies. Together, with the local communities we have created 5 locally run reserves - a long and complex process that involved repeated coordination and capacity building with locals and authorities. We have published several articles in national and regional papers and peer-reviewed journals about our work. Our aim is to reduce deforestation and secure wildlife populations whilst securing human populations through communal conservation practices. In order to this we continually assess our work and receive feedback from all those involved. We have been awareness raising on local, regional and international scales and helped provide conservation fieldwork practice for national and international professionals and students.
Programs: i) In-situ conservation of the yellow tailed woolly monkey (O. flavicauda), Critically Endangered San Martin titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe) and the Vulnerable Andean night monkey (Aotus miconax).
ii) Creation of community reserves and protected areas in Northeastern Peru
iii) Wildlife rescue and release animal centre
iv) Conservation network for the Endemic Primate Species of Northeastern Peru
v) Landscape level conservation in the Tropical Andes, Peru
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The incredible results that NPC has achieved in such a short length of time is astounding! Their drive and commitment to support the well-being and survival of local humans and wildlife in the Northeast of Peru comes from a genuine and honest desire to sustain a culturally and biologically beautiful and important part of the world. Since founding the organisation in 2007 Sam and Noga have ensured that whatever little resources have come their way have been used to ensure benefits and security to the local people and animals, with the longest lasting impact possible. A truly collaborative, grass-roots way of working and a an inspiration to 'conservationists' everywhere!