No Monkey Business for TIME
Over US$30,000 were raised towards buying a large plot of land in the Peruvian rainforest, with the aim of saving the woolly monkey from extinction. The money was raised through a crowdfunding platform by the Israeli NGO known as TIME, and was used to buy land in the El Toro District, which is the natural habitat of critically endangered species like the yellow-tailed woolly monkey. Around 50% of this species’ wild population live in this area. TIME was founded by ecologists Dr Uri Shanas and Professor Alon Tal, who are also the founders of Adam Teva V’Din, the top Israeli environmental policy and law authorities.