Verified for authenticity Learn More


Our Partners are carefully selected due to their high conservation impact

Appeal Snapshot

Neotropical Primate Conservation

Peru, Latin America

  • Community Support and Development
  • Protected Area Management
  • Wildlife Conservation
Date Founded:


Partner Qualifications:

  • IUCN Member
    A distinguished Member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. IUCN Members are each vetted and voted on based on an independent, rigorous assessment and external references. Learn More
  • Verified Partner
    One of Conservation Allies' staff or trusted advisors has visited this organization and verified its work and impact.
  • Legally Constituted
    This organization is formally constituted and is a legally recognized non-profit in its country of origin.
  • Top Accountability
    Our experienced team has rigorously reviewed the organization's annual accounts. Learn More
  • Effective Impact
    We recognize this Partner for their tremendous efforts to make a difference for wildlife and local communities, as well as welcome technical support from Conservation Allies to improve and scale up their impact.
  • Conservation Action Heroes
    We recognize this Partner for their high level of engagement with the Conservation Allies team and their demonstration of a clear commitment to our collective mission of making a real difference and having a major impact on wildlife and communities where it is needed most.

About Neotropical Primate Conservation

Neotropical Primate Conservation (NPC) is a non-profit organization that use primates as flagship species to spearhead conservation efforts, but their work doesn’t only benefit primates.  In order for primates to survive in the wild, they need a thriving ecosystem, which means NPC's efforts also go towards protecting all the other species that live alongside primates and call the rainforest their home.  NPC works with local communities as they believe conservation starts with people.  Their projects ensure sustainable access to natural resources for local communities.  NPC was founded by a group of friends who shared the same passion for conservation, beginning as a non-profit organization in the UK.  Since then, NPC has expanded and now has branches in Peru, Colombia, and Argentina.  Monkeys are crucial to ecosystem health and also play a significant role in traditions of many local peoples.

Their Challenges

Many of the primates that NPC helps to protect are among the least known and most threatened species in the world.  This means that they face a very real danger of extinction in the near future.  The main threats to primates are the loss of habitat through deforestation as well as hunting for the illegal wildlife trade and bushmeat.  These threats are caused by unsustainable practices both locally and globally and will only worsen without action to safeguard their future.

Their Approach

NPC was set up in order to promote the conservation of forest habitats and wildlife through land protection, research, improvement of degraded habitat for wildlife, creation of public awareness programs, and sustainable development.  They work to create private and community-run reserves to ensure long term habitat protection for wildlife.  Through this work, they help local communities strengthen their stewardship of nature as well as protect their traditional and cultural identities, benefiting both humans and the environment.  NPC runs many successful, low-cost projects, and they use their experiences to promote efficient conservation globally.

NPC's community-based conservation approach means that the reserves are protected by those who actually live in and around the forest, leading to real, on-the-ground protection by those with the most to gain from continued access to a healthy environment.  This also leads to wider, ecosystem level conservation in areas between the reserves.  At their main project site, the elimination of hunting of the Yellow-tailed woolly monkey led to a documented ~20% increase in the population since 2007, and local level bans on clear-cutting of forests led to deforestation rates dropping below those of surrounding areas.  Their research into the Peruvian night monkey provided proof that the species is much more at-risk than previously thought, resulting in the IUCN raising its category from Vulnerable to Endangered, and so focusing more attention on its protection.  In Colombia, Neotropical Primate Conservation is leading the National Conservation Plan for the Critically Endangered Colombian spider monkey, a species that only survives in some of the most troubled parts of the country.  The action plan has become a legal document that guides government policy at the national and regional levels.

Why They Need Your Help

Neotropical Primate Conservation is reliant upon generous donations to continue their highly effective work in primate conservation and sustainable community development throughout Latin America.

Conservation Allies charges no overhead fees or administration costs, meaning 100% of your donation goes directly to the Partner or Project of your choice.  All donations made from the United States are fully tax-deductible.