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6 Barbary macaques confiscated in Serbia


On October 29th, 6 Barbary macaques were confiscated at the border between Hungaray and Serbia (on its way to Serbia).

It is known in which country the macaques were ‘purchaised’ but it is very likely that this country was not the origin of the  macaques.

The macaques are taken to a rescue center. We will keep you informed if we find out more.



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Zoo Wild Festival in Rotterdam


On Sunday the 21st MPC attended the Zoo Wild Festival in Rotterdam Zoo (Blijdorp) with a stand. Volunteers Kris, Manon and Judy and also Els had prepared for this day, and that resulted in a funky stand where people could either get informed about our work, buy merchandise, where kids could colour, and watch a short movie.  Very multi functional. This was also the first day that MPC used their new logo and branding in public and the reactions from the visitors were very positive!

MPC created a set of 4 cool Barbary macaque postcards, also for this purpose. If you would like to order one or more sets please visit and email us with your order at Thank you!


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Kristina and Emma reached the summit of the Toubkal


Kristina (MPC UK) and Emma, her friend and supporter of MPC climbed the 4167 m high Toubkal Mountain in the High Atlas mountains in Morocco last week to raise awareness and funds for MPC (UK) to save the Barbary macaques. Thy raised  more than £700!!

Barbary macaques can also be found in the High Atlas in very small populations not too far from the Toubkal mountain.

MPC is very proud of this amazing achievement! Thank you ladies, you are superstars! And also a big thank you to the people who supported this climb financially!


Kristina and Emma on the summit of the Toubkal

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Book chapter on Barbary macaques


Please read a recent chapter written by a team of Barbary macaque conservationists and scientists (including Els van Lavieren)  in a book published by Springer:

Majolo et al 11 Out of Asia-The Singular Case of the Barbary Macaque

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Website live


As of today our new website is live 🙂

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MPC is an NGO that has successfully worked on the conservation of the endangered Barbary macaque in Morocco since 2003. MPC is the official partner of the Moroccan government for the protection of this unique species. 

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