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Centro mexicano de rehabilitación de primates A.C. (Established 2007)
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Director: Rita Virginia Arenas Rosas
Phone: 01 56616096   E-Mail:
5 de Mayo # 37, Col. Axotla, Deleg. Alvaro Obregón C.P. 01030, Mexico, Distrito Federal 01030 MEXICO
Institution: Centro mexicano de rehabilitación de primates A.C.

Mission: Our NGO is devoted to the protection, rehabilitation and conservation of both endemic and exotic primate species that have been trafficked and recovered by our national authorities. We also develop research and educational programs related to primates.

Principal Research Programs: Complementary projects:
1) The creation of several affiliated recovery and rehabilitation centers located in the main primate traffic cities in Mexico.
2) Multi level educational programs with the main objective of generating awareness of the primate traffic problem.
3) Awareness and alternative job generation in the human communities neighbouring primate groups.
4) Generation of biological corridors.

Training Opportunities: - Educational link Program: graduate and postgraduate national and foreing students as well as continuing education and researchers interested in primatology are welcome to develop their studies with us in the Pipiapan /Catemaco Field Station. This also includes professional and voluntary stays from 3 to 6 months. The focus of this program is to provide research and professional development opportunities.
- General public program: a two week stay for general adult public in the Pipiapan /Catemaco Field Station supporting the resident veterinary in the rehabilitation program, environmenta enrichment and feeding of ous monkeys.
- Ecological tour program: directed to precollege and college students. The focus is the environmental education including theoretical and practical sessions.

Financial Aid: Unfortunatelly we can not provide financial aid.

Number of Staff: 15

Associated Field Sites: Pipiapan /Catemaco Field Station located in the UMA Doña Hilda Avila de O’Farril de la Universidad Veracruzana. Resident Veterinary Marco Polo Gasca Matías. Catemaco, Veracruz Mexico. The focus of our activities here is the rehabilitation of endemic primates (Ateles geoffroyi, Alouatta palliata and Alouatta pigra).

Supported Species: Alouatta palliata (mantled howler), Alouatta pigra (black howler)

Publications: None

Last Updated: 2015-02-05

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