LOCATION: Punta Laguna, Mexico
TARGET SPECIES: Spider Monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi)
STATUS: sustaineD by local leaders
Community Conservation has worked with Pronatura de Yucatan to help the Mayan village of Punta Laguna protect a local population of spider monkeys. The area is also an archaeological site, which the local community has developed for additional tourism. There is currently a rain forest honey project to develop income for the community and additional programs to create economic incentives through tourism and produce sales.
The project is managed by Pronatura de Yucatan (website in Spanish).
Mayan village of Punta Laguna working to protect a local population of spider monkeys.