There are many conservation initiatives in central Java, an island in Indonesia, all working towards protecting and preserving the primate populations on the island. Many of these efforts aim to encourage law enforcement to take more action in protecting these species, improving the environmental conditions, and raising awareness amongst the public about the importance of these conservation efforts.
Why do they need our support?
There are multiple primate species on the island of Java listed as Endangered and Critically Endangered. The major threats these primate species face include habitat loss and destruction, as well as collection for illegal pet trades.
How is the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo helping?
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is a proud financial supporter of coffee and primate conservation in central Java, specifically research projects and efforts to encourage the production of shade-grown coffee.