LOCAL PEOPLE ARE THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL CONSERVATION of the monkeys and their forest home. We recruit and train the next generation of conservationists from the communities surrounding the forest. They're students, stove builders and scientists...educators and event planners...and every single one is an ambassador. With their help, we host a variety of awareness events, campaigns and programs that continue to build momentum every year.
These include Monkey Day celebrations, a conservation calendar campaign, a Forest Appreciation Program for youth and the development of a science curriculum for local schools. Interacting with the community in these ways leads to positive attitudes about conservation and pledges from local people of all ages who want to take action to save the monkeys and the forest. Ultimately, it’s the choices local people make that will determine the fate of the Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys.