Adopta un Mono Araña

Adopt a Spider Monkey

Regular price $50.000,00
WHY ADOPT?

If you symbolically adopt this species we will use the resources to:

  • Study the food preferences of the brown spider monkey, cWith that information, we will plant tree species that are of your preference.
  • We will investigate the conservation status of the spider monkey populations that inhabit the reserve.
  • We will connect isolated patches of forest through the creation of biological corridors through the planting of fast-growing trees.
  • We will study the crossing patterns of the brown spider monkey on the roads to facilitate the passage through the construction of bridges in sections with forest cover. 
IMPORTANCE OF THE SPIDER MONKEY

They are one of the five species of primates classified in the category of critical danger of extinction and one of the most threatened in the world due to the destruction of their habitat.

When studying the distribution of the brown spider monkey, researchers found in 2010 that only 22% of its historical distribution contains habitat available for the species. Taking into account that deforestation rates have not reduced to date, it is very likely that this percentage is currently much lower. In addition, úOnly 3% of its distribution is in protected areas.

It is clear that the situation of the brown spider monkey is critical and joint efforts are required to prevent its early extinction. PFor this reason, researchers have been emphatic in the importance of creating new protected spaces so that this and other species can recover their distribution and natural population dynamics. 

Did you know that they are large primates? They reach up to 10 kg in weight and feed mainly on ripe fleshy fruits, becoming excellent dispersers and cultivators of the forest. Due to deforestation, the number of fruit tree species has been greatly reduced and this primate is running out of food.

Another factor that increases their vulnerability to extinction is the reproductive cycles, females reproduce for the first time between 7 to 8 years with birth intervals of approximately 3 years. Due to the habitat requirements this species is one of the first to disappear when a forest is intervened.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
  • You will receive your adoption certificate by email.
  • If your species comes out in the collection of camera traps, select, we will send you photos or videos so that you can know the beings that you help protect.
  • Once the investigation of your species begins, we will send you newsletters with relevant information.
  • You can enter one of our masterclasses focused on environmental and conservation issues.