An International Primatological Society (IPS) Effort to Rebuild Puerto Rico's Punta Santiago and Cayo Santiago ("Monkey Island")

These "Monkey Island" Families Need Your Help!

Help us help the people of Punta Santiago who were devastated by Hurricane Maria to rebuild their lives and to assist them to continue to maintain the lives of the dependent primates of the destroyed island of Cayo Santiago, otherwise know as "Monkey Island" - the longest-running primate field site in the world (since 1938).


A two-week trip (Dec. 26, 2017 - Jan. 4, 2018) to Puerto Rico is being planned by the International Primatological Society (IPS) to help reconstruct the communities of the humans who care for Cayo Santiago "Monkey Island" as well as the island's infrastructure needed to feed and water the monkeys. This is the first of what we hope will be a series of trips - as many visits as it will take to completely get these folks back on their feet again.


After two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, the local Cayo Santiago staff has been up against extremely difficult challenges. Daily, they never cease to provide food and water for the free-ranging 1500+ monkeys of Cayo Santiago only to return to their own homes which have been devastated. Without our help, their resources - and energy - will soon be exhausted and the monkeys will not survive, as the monkeys are dependent upon the humans to provide them monkey chow and clean water sources.

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Cayo Santiago Helicopter Fly Over