Moroccan Primate Conservation UK
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The Moroccan Primate Conservation UK works on the protection of the endangered Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) in Morocco by preserving their natural habitat, scientific research and fighting the illegal pet trade in infants.
The Moroccan Primate Conservation UK works on the protection of the endangered Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) in Morocco by preserving their natural habitat, scientific research and fighting the illegal pet trade in infants.
Mission
MPC-UK aims to help put a halt to the illegal trade in the ENDANGERED Barbary macaque and protect its natural habitat. There are only 4000 - 6000 individuals are left in the wild. MPC-UK hopes to help fund the creation of a sanctuary for macaques in Morocco.
Description

MPC-UK aims to help protect the threatened Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) in Morocco. This will be done by fundraising to support scientific research, species and habitat conservation, educational programmes, lobby with the Moroccan government and the European Union, rehabilitation of Barbary macaques and all other actions needed to protect the species from going extinct.

General information
The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) is a unique species. It is the only primate found north of the Sahara desert, the only primate that can be found in Europe (Gibraltar). The last populations are threatened by habitat destruction and in Morocco by the illegal trade in infant macaques from Morocco to Europe.The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) used to be widespread throughout North Africa. There are less Barbary macaques in the wild than Sumatran orangutans (7500 left, WWF, 2009) and Western and Eastern Lowland Gorillas (resp. 100.000 and 17000, WWF, 2009). The wild population of the Barbary macaque will decline further if no action is taken and will disappear in many regions in 10 to 15 years.
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