Why is our work important

Saving the Barbary macaque is not just about saving a beautiful species. Saving the Barbary macaque and its habitats means saving the forests of the Middle Atlas, which provides Morocco with 40% of its water supply. The Middle Atlas is often referred to as “the castle of water”. Apart from water, the forest provides for wood, lichens, grazing lands, charcoal, and an extremely beautiful rich ecosystem that is unique in the world. The Barbary macaque is an indicator of a healthy forest, and a symbol of Morocco’s wide range of biodiversity. Its diverse habitats contain many rare, endemic and endangered animal and plant species, the best known being the Barbary macaque. The disappearance of the Barbary macaque and its habitat would mean the disappearance of a pristine wild area and one of the unique primate species of the world.

Moreover, the Barbary macaque plays a very important role in the health of the forest, by dispersing seeds, resulting in regeneration of the trees and also controlling insects. The survival of the Barbary macaque and the protection of its habitat will ensure the quality of life of many people living in and close to the area. Economic benefits derived from especially Parc National d’Ifrane include tourism, subsistence wood, agriculture, and water resources.

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You can also make a one-off donation to our cause if you would like to help us in saving the macaques! Please click on the currency you wish to use below.

If you wish to do a one-off donation, but cannot use the links please transfer your donation to account number 390469130. (IBAN: NL94TRIO 0390469130 and BIC/ SWIFT: TRIONL2U). Please put your email address in the subject of your transfer so that we can contact you.

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Stichting Moroccan Primate Conservation/
Moroccan Primate Conservation foundation
Van Hogendorpstraat 68E,
1051 BS, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31(0)644787261 /
Email: info@mpcfoundation.nl

About us

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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