WHAT WE DO

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

It is driven by a commitment to leave a legacy of hope and tools to build a better tomorrow for all the Earth’s citizens.

 Our work is guided by these fundamental principles:
  • If we’re kind to animals, we’re more likely to be kind to one another
  • Biodiversity is Mother Nature’s formula for success
  • Animals are not disposable commodities
  • All life is precious

As a wildlife conservation and animal protection organization that makes its greatest impact through education, New England Primate Conservancy is committed to leaving a legacy of hope, and tools to build a better tomorrow for all of the Earth’s citizens. What we do in our daily lives impacts the future. Every small change in the right direction carries hope.

Humane education nurtures compassion and respect for living things with its traditional focus on the protection of animals, plus its relationship to the environment, the compassionate treatment of people, and the interconnectedness of all things. It casts a broad net of biodiversity and its interdependence. Saving one species saves many.

The goal is responsible stewardship of our planet and her creatures because…education is the heart of animal protection. 

At NEPC, we strive to make the complex science behind animal protection and wildlife conservation easy to understand so that each person 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 Primate Species Profiles series is the backbone of our education programs. It is an ever-growing collection of stories of conservation. Our talented team of writers lets you peek inside the natural worlds of our fellow primates. There is no place else that so many primate species are profiled in easy-to-understand, non-scientific, non-academic language that everyone can understand and enjoy. You will discover the relationship between how our primate cousins live, where they live, how their habitats nurture them, and how they, in turn, enrich their ecosystems. You may be surprised by what you’ll learn! 

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CONSERVATION HIGHLIGHTS

LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES

A combination of classroom, at-home, and hybrid learning environments require some pretty clever educational content to keep kids engaged, to make it easier for teachers to teach, for students to learn, and for parents to adapt to their roles as academic coaches. 

We’ve developed project-based conservation and animal protection themed lessons that allow students to work individually or in teams, depending upon this week’s needs.

Students actively engage in real-world and personally meaningful activitiies. Standards-based, lessons encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, self-management, project management, and collaboration. 

All can be applied across multiple academic disciplines. Very importantly, the lessons are engaging, with games, graphics, videos, and more. Best of all, we offer them for free.

And be sure to check out our Educator’s Blog where guest bloggers share their experiences, ideas, and concerns about the environment and education.