Today is the Inter­na­tio­nal Pri­ma­te Day! We’d like to sha­re an impor­tant reflec­tion on this spe­cial day; how can you help pri­ma­tes? Not everything is about doing volun­tary work in Afri­ca or taking a cour­se at home. A small ges­tu­re, like not chan­ging the pho­ne when a new model is out, is a big con­tri­bu­tion. Did you know that a  mine­ral called col­tan is used to pro­du­ce elec­tro­nic devi­ces( tablets, lap­tops, cellpho­nes…)? This mine­ral is extrac­ted from the Demo­cra­tic Repu­blic of Con­go’s forests, and it impli­ca­tes the des­truc­tion of many spe­cies, like gori­llas or chimps.

Next Satur­day, Sep­tem­ber 3rd we’ll give out this infor­ma­tion at the Bar­ce­lo­na Zoo and the Zoo Aqua­rium de Madrid, The­re we’ll pla­ce our stands, and you’ll be able to colla­bo­ra­te with SOS Pri­ma­tes. Also, on Sun­day the 4th we’ll be at the V Fira Ani­ma­lis­ta de Mata­ró an ani­mal fair which will be held at the Firal del Parc Cen­tral Nou, in Bar­ce­lo­na, from 10 AM to 20 PM. In fact, we requi­re one or two peo­ple that can lend us a hand in this event…If you think you can come by or you live near the area, con­tact us here or at and we’ll coor­di­na­te it.

The dona­tions gathe­red in the­se events will be emplo­yed to cover the food expen­ses of the more than 200 orphan pri­ma­tes that are shel­te­red by the Pri­ma­te Reha­bi­li­ta­tion Cen­ter of Lwi­ro (CRPL), Lwi­ro Pri­ma­tes, in the Demo­cra­tic Repu­blic of Congo.