DID YOU KNOW?
THE BARBARY MACAQUE IS THE ONLY AFRICAN MACAQUE.
It’s urgent for the survival of the species to conserve their natural habitat in North Africa.
The “Forêt des Singes” 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
• actively encouraging observational non-invasive studies in the field of behavioral ecology and sociobiology
• 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-introducing entire groups in the wild when possible
• 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
• Supporting various actions aiming at the conversation of the species.
The park throughout the seasons…
School/organised groups – click here to plan your visit >
It’s essential to save the Barbary macaques’ last viable habitats in North Africa