Monkey Forest is strongly committed to the protection of the species by:
- Raising public awareness of the need to protect the species by giving people the opportunity to observe the Barbary macaques in a setting very similar to their natural habitat.
- Developing educational information on the monkeys (guides, video, inter-active boards, information centre, education centre),
- Creating and preserving an invaluable genetic pool with the population in the park and strengthening the wild populations by re-introducing entire groups of monkeys.
Re-introduction to the wild!
Over 600 Barbary macaques (from our three sister parks) have already been successfully re-introduced into their natural habitat in the Atlas Mountain in Morocco.
One of the aims of our parks is to raise public awareness on the plight of the Barbary macaques. We are happy to welcome many visitors and schools from all over the country to give them information on this endangered species so they leave the park, not only having had a great day out, but also an awareness of the Barbary macaques needs in the wild.