There are only about 8,000 Barbary macaques remaining in northern Africa. In many places they’re captured as house pets or tourist attractions, and their habitat is shrinking. An NGO is carrying out an information campaign to protect them.
Barbary macaques are under threat thanks to their popularity as pets and in tourism. One project in Morocco is working to save the endangered species by returning captured animals to the wild.
One of the largest populations of giant manta rays in the world lives off the northern coast of Peru. Kerstin Forsberg wants to protect them - with the help of the local fishermen.
The once-obscure pangolin has become the most trafficked mammal in the world. Now, the CITES CoP17 has banned the trade of all eight existing species.
Protecting the Barbary macaques in Morocco's mountain regions requires local input. Conservationists visit schools and bring medical aid to remote areas to get communities involved in the fight to save the primates.
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