Mission Siberut - 2nd to 4th December 2006.
His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco visited Siberut Island from 2nd to 4th December 2006. The Monegasque NGO “Act for Nature” is part of the Siberut Conservation Project (SCP) the goal of which is to conserve and study four of the most endangered primates in the world.
His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the site, accompanied by the primatologist, Christophe Abegg, a specialist of Siberut primates. After reaching the site that houses the research centre, by pirogue and on foot, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco had the opportunity to observe a Simakobu (Simias Concolor), a species that is still little known and which is currently being studied by the SCP research team. The Prince was also able to talk at length with the local team that runs and maintains the station.
The team belongs to a clan that supports the project by renting out their land and no longer hunting monkeys. During his trip, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco was able to take stock of the issues affecting the region and confirmed that his Foundation would support the project in 2007.
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