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20 07, 2016

Enamona’t : a school project by La Salle Cassà

The school year is over and brings to an end the great work done by the La Salle Cassà school.

This past semester, the students carried out an entrepreneur project with a clear objective: helping MONA Foundation and its rescued primates. This wonderful project involved the entire school : they got to know more about our center and the rescued primates and what can be done to help them.

Their work has been very helpful. One of the main objectives of MONA is awareness, as we believe that it is the main key element to achieving the correct protection and conservation of these species. La Salle Cassà, with their project, they have helped us get closer to these goals.

By the time we learned more about project, ENAMONA’T, we fell in love not only with the idea but also the students, who made this all possible. We were proud to see their real involment and enthusiasm about MONA and this projet. They are great role models.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS MADE THIS COLLABORATION POSSIBLE AND CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE GREAT WORK DONE.

12 06, 2016

Creative Lottery: lamono & Fundació MONA together to help primates in need

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We are excited to announce that today starts lamono Creative Lottery to raise funds to help the Mona Foundation.

Not only does Lamono share our name; they also share our love for animals. When they heard about our work, they thought they could do something art related to raise funds for the sanctuary. They contacted the artists they thought would be most suitable for the action, based on their style and the themes they work on : nature, animals and hope. Their responses were very positive and from that moment on, the artists took on the task of creating an artwork and donate it to the solidarity lottery.

Well, the artworks are ready and we hope you are ready to fight for your favorite! The artists who have given an art piece to our cause are : Daniela Carvalho, Julian Lorenzo, Jaime Felipe Duarte, Laura Agustí, Dani Buch, Rubenimichi, Carolina Varas and Alexis Bukowski.

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To participate, you have to bet 5 € (as many times as you want, the more you participate, the more chances you have to win the original) on the artist or artists that you like through this link:http://lamonomagazine.com/shop/. When you’ve chosen your favorite artwork, click on the cart at the top right hand corner of the web page, and there you will be redirected to CHECKOUT to make the payment.

On June  27th we will announce  the winners of each of the artworks. Don’t miss out this opportunity to take home a great of artwork!
For more information: http://lamonomagazine.com/loteria-artistica-lamono-fundacion-la-mona-se-unen-para-ayudar-a-los-primates/

Contact: antonella@lamonomagazine.com

The Creative Lottery is the final activity of the Art month of June at MONA. We hope you’ve enjoyed it!

31 05, 2016

Fantastic II Edition of “La Cursa de las Monas” thanks to you!

On May 29th we organized the second edition of the “La Cursa de las Monas”, a day of sport, joy and solidarity. Everyone there ran for the primates of MONA Foundation.

But this event would not have been possible without all the volunteers who decided to work with us. Thank you guys, thanks for wanting to be part of our family!

Thank you to all the support companies: Frit Ravich, Bellsolá, EPIDOR Radicalmente Moritz, Restaurant les Oliveres, Forn de Llenya Cresell, COFFEE Cafeteria, Patronat de Turisme de Girona, Catalunya Caixa, Audax Energía, Ajuntament de Riudellots de la Selva, Consell Comarcal del Gironès i Diputació de Girona.

And to the participants : it would not have been possible without you all. No matter if you were walking or running, all of you were incredibly enthusiastic, and you did it for them and only for them: our rescued chimpanzees and macaques. Thanks for that! And thanks for the constant support in every step we take.

In our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FundacioMONA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1173846709321779) you will find a small compilation of the great day lived. Thanks again for participating and being part of this great event for primates.

We hope to see you again during future editions of “La Cursa de las Monas”!

30 05, 2016

A 17-year-old gorilla named Harambe is dead

A youngster managed to crawl through a fence before falling into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Harambe, the gorilla, reportedly picked up the boy and moved him around. Even though the zoo’s director acknowledged that he was not attacking the boy, it was believed that a tranquilizer wouldn’t work fast enough.

What do you think about it? Is it justified? Would it have been another alternative to avoid the death of the gorilla? Give us your opinion: 

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25 05, 2016

Art month in June, join in on the fun!

It is with great excitement that we are organizing the first ever Art month at Mona! This month of June, the world of art and that of primates will merge into one. Every weekend Mona will organize a different activity during which art and primatology will come together.

What are the activities?

Saturday June 4th:

The prizes of the 1st drawing and painting contest ‘PRIMATES MONA MONTANA’, organized with the help of Montana Colors, will be awarded to the winners.

Who can participate? Children 6 years old and up. Children will enter in different categories depending on their age.

Contest rules available here

Prizes: a bundle of Montana Colors products will be awarded to each winner of every age category as well as a voucher for a free educational visit of the MONA Foundation.

No participation fee

Saturday June 11th:

Naturalist drawing workshop, taught by the illustrator Blanca Martí

Who can participate? All families that register directly at the Riudellots town hall

No participation fee, however, you must sign up for the course. Call 972 477 005 to do so.

Sunday June 19th:

Mona Sketching Day, organized by the illustrator Montserrat Sanchiz

Who can participate? Anyone and everyone who loves drawing! You have to sign up to participate

Read the rules and the program

Access the page of the event directly on facebook

To sign up or get information write to: monaskd2016@gmail.com

Price? 6 euro, guided visit of the sanctuary included

Prizes: every participant will receive a voucher to come back and visit the center. The winners will receive a bundle of Mona goodies and a painting done by one of the chimpanzees here at Mona.

Sunday June 26th:

During an event organized by La Mono Magazine the works of art entered in the lottery will be given to their respective winner.

Who can participate? Each and every one that does not want to miss […]

15 04, 2016

Gorilla. Learn how to count!

One gorilla, two orangutans, three chimpanzees… and you!  Learn how to count with this fantastic illustrated children’s book about primates.

Anthony Browne

To order this book visit our book section on xindria.cat

4 04, 2016

The Orangutan, the voice of the endangered primates

The Orangutan is the voice of the endangered primates. Even with all the conservation campaigns and available information about illegal palm oil plantation, this specie is still a part of the 2016 Red list.

The Orangutan is semi solitary and arboricole, adult individuals live alone once mature enough, but the mothers spend 8 years with their offspring to teach them the rules and dangers of the forest.

They eat more than 500 species of plant! They spend almost all their life in the trees, and have high cognitive abilities comparable to the other great apes; they make tools in the wild and have their own culture! Some techniques have been seen only in Borneo for example, passing their knowledge from one generation to the other. For many reasons, Orangutans remain a mysterious species; they are called the gardeners of the forest, playing a vital role for biodiversity.

With an estimated decline of 50% of the global population during the last 60 years, a loss of 15.5 million hectares of forest (24% of total forest area) was recorded between 1985 and 1997 in Sumatra and Kalimantan…

But helping them is simple: Boycott palm oil products. Look at the ingredients in your food, shampoo, beverage… And make the right choice!

2 04, 2016

KIPLING, new support company

We are extremely proud to present you our new support company:  KIPLING!

Fashion and fun go together with Kipling products! Handbags, totes, backpacks, laptop bags & more, all with a funky monkey keychain!

Founded in 1987, Kipling, drew inspiration from Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” and adopted the monkey as the Kipling icon because it is a symbol of adventure and youth. Kipling products allow you to live all your adventures to the fullest!

Thank you KIPLING for the donation of your products and for wanting to be part of our project!

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or visit their website.

13 03, 2016

International Macaque Day

This Wednesday the 16th of March we celebrate the first International Macaque’s Day, a great oportunity for them to stop being, once for all, the one forgoten primate.

Did you know that the Barbary macaque is the only primate, except from humans, that can be found in the wild in Europe?

The Barbary macaque populations are decreesing by vast amounts every year… The destruction of their habitat and illegal pet trade are leading this unique species to extinction.

About 300 babies are captured every year, snatched away from their habitat, their home, their family… to be sold illegaly as pets in Europe. However the day will arrive when this baby, obtained on a whim to be a pet, becomes an animal far different from the exemplary pet that they were suposed to be… What are the options now? Abandoning it, or locking it away in a little cage, depriving it from the little social contact you could offer so far, leaving it to a life in solitude with little or no stimulation. This situation forbides them developing the social abilities which are essencial for their physical and mental wellbeing , this can causes some abnormal behaviours to appear as repetitive movements or, in more severe cases, self inflicted agression.

In Fundació MONA we fight daily to rise awareness of the terrible situation the Barbary macaque is facing, and we work tirelessly to offer them the worthy life they were taken from.

Nevertherless, and despite the extreme situation of the specie, the Barbary macaque illegal traffic is increassing.
But you can now help us! Join us on this day and give voice to those who dont have it. We have a commitment to them, and every single act no matter […]

4 03, 2016

“La mona” most MONA

During the days before Easter, bakeries take part in a delicious and original show: “La Mona de Pascua”, cakes and chocolate figures, some with much complexity and detail they can be considered works of art.

But this year “La mona” will be even more “mona” than ever because Jordi Roca, the best pastry chef in the world, has created a ”mona” inspired by MONA Foundation.

It’s a large artwork, a sculpture made of 72% chocolate, with a surprise inside made up of 40% cacao and 100% solidarity because the profits of “la mona” will go towards the Primate Rescue Center.

The best “mona” in the world will be sold in Rocambolesc stores (Girona and Madrid) from March 15th. Price: 30 €.

Or you can also order one (to pick up from store) from March 15th to 18th, calling at +34 972 416 667 (Rocambolesc Girona) or +34 915 76 52 34 (Rocambolesc Madrid).

We hope you enjoy this very especial mona!!