Project goal: Boosting numbers of Barbary macaques, which the IUCN Red List currently considers "endangered"
Project location: Oak forests of the Rif mountain range in Bouhachem, northern Morocco
Project partner: Barbary Macaque Awareness & Conservation (BMAC)
Project Finance: supported by donations
Kept as pets, their forests chopped down - Barbary macaques have become an endangered species. This conflict with humans is the root cause for their plight. But protecting them won't work without the local people. BMAC, a small non-governmental organization, is trying to do just that. It visits schools, presents a travel exhibition and brings medical aid to people in remote areas, convincing locals of the need to protect the animals.
A film by Mabel Gundlach