Committed to leaving a legacy of hope and tools to build a better tomorrow for all the Earth's citizens 

In Mother Nature’s grand plan, each ecosystem contains the exact number and balance of species necessary for its survival. This interdependence is Mother Nature’s formula for success. Species and habitats nurture one another. Saving one species saves many. This is the promise of hope for a brighter tomorrow.

We make the complex science behind  wildlife conservation easy to understand so that each person can assess, consider, and modify their impact on the natural world. This website is loaded with fascinating stories and facts, as well as lessons and activities…because education is the heart of animal protection.

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New England Primate Conservancy is an animal protection and wildlife conservation organization that makes its greatest impact through education.

Golden monkey (Cercopithecus kandti)


The Earth is losing species at an alarming rate, and mostly due to human activities. 69% of primate species are threatened by extinction. 100% are losing habitat to human activities. ​If they are at risk, so too is every other species that shares their environment. Saving one species saves many, and ultimately saves us all.

The bad news/good news is that because these destructive problems are due to human activities, they are reversible, repairable, and preventable. We cannot and should not sit back and wait for someone else to do something. ​We must and can each be the change that we hope for.

In addition to raising awareness about our environmental impact, our humane education programs strive to develop empathy and tolerance toward all creatures, which facilitates the leap to empathy and tolerance for differences in people. Years of study confirm the direct correlation between abuse and neglect of animals a and violence against people. Similarly, compassion for our fellow animals can be an indicator of our compassion for each other.

When we protect and advocate for our fellow animals, we are part of a much greater solution.


At New England Primate Conservancy, we make the complex science behind animal protection and wildlife conservation easy to understand so that anyone can assess, consider, and modify their own impact on the natural world. We pore through science-based publications and “translate” them into language that everyone can embrace. We even succeed at making it fun, when appropriate.

Our conservation- and animal protection-themed lessons incorporate project-based formulae that galvanize learning through active engagement in real-world and personally meaningful activities. Students can work independently or in teams. Standards-based, lessons encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, self-management, project management, and collaboration. All can be applied across multiple academic disciplines, whether to enhance instruction in life sciences, geography, media and technology, vocabulary, mathematics, social studies, writing, or just about any other academic subjects. Very importantly, the lessons are engaging, with games, graphics, videos, and more. And we offer the lessons for free.


The backbone of our education programs, Primate Species Profiles is an ever-growing collection of stories of conservation in which our talented team of writers gives lets you peek inside the natural worlds of our fellow primates. Written in easy-to-understand may be surprised by what you’ll learn!
View and Learn! Primates At-a-Glance is a media gallery of beautiful graphics that gives you glimpses into the worlds of a variety of primate species—apes, monkeys, and prosimians. Species are listed in alphabetical order by common name. Click on any photo for the full species profile. 
Become a detective and uncover how the ingredients in your candy may be harmful to the rainforests and those who live in them. Very clear action items in each of 5 project steps walk you through how to accomplish each task. Good Detective Strategies and Helpful Hints are included.
Lessons for understanding the natural cycle of life, how nature transfers energy from species to species, and how Mother Nature is self-nourishing, self-maintaining, self-renewing, and self-sustaining. Incorporate into your curricula, share with your children, or enjoy for your own interest.

There’s so much more to enjoy within the pages of this website.