Next trip scheduled for June 5th to June 15th, 2019

Desalinization Project

Desalinization Project

After a year in the making and five weeks of planning and construction, our desalination machine is up and running! In addition to creating this more sustainable solution to secure water provision for the Cayo Santiago Rhesus macaques, this will also help accelerate plans for the reconstruction of key structures […]

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Studying Monkeys to See What Makes Humans Special

Studying Monkeys to See What Makes Humans Special

This is a fascinating look at Cayo Santiago – BEFORE Hurricane Maria! In episode nine of The Most Unknown, neuroscientist Anil Seth and cognitive psychologist Laurie R. Santos travel to Puerto Rico’s Cayo Santiago, a small island home to over a thousand monkeys, where scientists study primate cognition.

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PR declares Cayo Santiago as Scientific Reserve

PR declares Cayo Santiago as Scientific Reserve

Caribbean Primate Research Center Gov. Ricardo Roselló signed Ley 128, “Ley para la Promoción Educativa y Scientifica de Colonia de Monos de Cayo Santiago.” The law, among others, is aimed at protecting the monkeys, researchers, and the general public from the transmission of diseases between humans and monkeys. Common human […]

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Message on the 80th Anniversary of Cayo Santiago

Message on the 80th Anniversary of Cayo Santiago

2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the Cayo Santiago Field Station and the first anniversary from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria. CPRC confronted the challenges of recovering from the disaster and ensured that Cayo Santiago continues to be a center of research excellence. The success of the recovery was […]

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CPRC conducts workshop with pre-school kids

CPRC conducts workshop with pre-school kids

The CPRC staff conducted a mini-seminar with the students of the Centro de Desarollo Preescolar de Administracion Central of UPR. The children learned about primates and their complex social and emotional lives. Through a hands-on activity, they were also taught the basics of research and veterinary care done in our […]

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On Hurricane Maria Anniversary, Puerto Rico Is Still in Ruins

On Hurricane Maria Anniversary, Puerto Rico Is Still in Ruins

In late August, a team of New York Times journalists visited Punta Santiago, a small town in southeast Puerto Rico near where Hurricane Maria made landfall. They documented the damage that remains from the storm in more than 150 homes. People here have waited months for repairs with little relief. […]

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Another Small “Victory”

Another Small “Victory”

Photos by Justin Schmidt and team, submitted by Jordana Lenon, University of Wisconsin-Madison In late August 2018, a team of six volunteers from four different National Primate Research Center (NPRC) facilities arrived in Punta Santiago to assist the Caribbean Primate Research Center (CPRC). They expanded and enclosed two of the […]

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