COVID-19 has led to an increase in illegal hunting in the forests of Central America. Critically endangered black-handed spider monkeys are a target: poachers kill the mother monkeys in order to take the babies and sell those young monkeys for profit.

Will you please make a donation this holiday season to help protect a baby spider monkey and support all our work? Your donation will be matched!*

Our community rangers need your help so they can continue their forest patrols to thwart poachers and stop other threats in the forest like wildfires and illegal logging. Your donation will save a baby monkey from a lifetime of captivity and inhumane conditions. 

Minus very low processing fees, your donation goes directly to protecting spider monkeys and all the programs of Paso Pacifico, including Junior Ranger environmental education that helps teach children to care about spider monkeys and other local wildlife. Please give today!

Photo credit: Juan Jose Pucci

*The first $10,000 donated for spider monkeys will be matched 1:1 by a generous donor.

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Protect a Baby Spider Monkey in Its Forest Home

by Paso Pacifico


COVID-19 has led to an increase in illegal hunting in the forests of Central America. Critically endangered black-handed spider monkeys are a target: poachers kill the mother monkeys in order to take the babies and sell those young monkeys for profit.

Will you please make a donation this holiday season to help protect a baby spider monkey and support all our work? Your donation will be matched!*

Our community rangers need your help so they can continue their forest patrols to thwart poachers and stop other threats in the forest like wildfires and illegal logging. Your donation will save a baby monkey from a lifetime of captivity and inhumane conditions. 

Minus very low processing fees, your donation goes directly to protecting spider monkeys and all the programs of Paso Pacifico, including Junior Ranger environmental education that helps teach children to care about spider monkeys and other local wildlife. Please give today!

Photo credit: Juan Jose Pucci

*The first $10,000 donated for spider monkeys will be matched 1:1 by a generous donor.