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A story of returning monkeys to the wild and giving artisans some "plush" jobs!

Lots of plush monkeys from Colombia. Fundación Ecologica Santa Fe, a non-profit, private institution, runs a program to return back to their natural habitat Colombian monkeys that had been confiscated by people involved in illegal wildlife trafficking. To raise funds for their efforts and to give people much needed employment, Fundación Ecologica Santa Fe produces these plush monkey toys.

Colombia is home to 10% of the planet's biodiversity, but habitat destruction from agricultural expansion and the cultivation of coca plants threatens the survival of many species. This project helps rehabilitate monkeys and preserve the land, plus it gives viable economic alternatives to illegal wildlife trade and coca production.

Previously, One World Projects would not import plush toys because of the lack of renewable materials used, and often the workers are not properly paid. But these cute stuffed monkeys support both environmental and social causes!

Plush monkeys help folks in Pintada earn a fair wage and help save monkeys and other animals. In the Colombian countryside, poverty and the displacement of peasants due to civil war has increased illegal wildlife poaching activities.

Economic alternatives based on the sustainable use of natural resources, accompanied with environmental education programs, are required to make Fundación Ecologica Santa Fe's conservation programs successful.

One World Projects works with Fundación Ecologica Santa Fe in the 10,000-person community of Pintada, to produce plush toys representing the monkey species that the organization hopes to reintroduce to the wild.

Located near the Pan American Highway, Pintada has become a rest stop for truck drivers, who have left behind a disproportionate number of children without fathers. Crafting these items gives single moms a much needed source of income, and gives their children hope for a better future.


3 of the Colombian monkey toys that are helping to save live monkeys.

girl with a Colombian monkey around her neck.

These adorable and soft, stuffed neck-hanging monkeys have Velcro hands so that kids can easily carry them around.

The hanging monkeys are available in 2 sizes.

 

Approximate
Height

Approximate width
with arms spread

Small

12 - 13"

16 - 17"

Large

18 - 19"

24 - 25"

The seated Cotton-Top Tamarin is 6 1/2" high and 13" from toes to tail.

Most of the photos below show the Large and Small neck-hanging monkeys together.

girl with TWO Colombian monkeys around her neck!

Squirrel monkey photograph. Stuffed squirrel monkey doll in small and large sizes.

Squirrel Monkey

Small

Large

MOSQ-S

MOSQ-L

$17.00

$22.00
(Sorry - Large out of stock.)

photograph of a red howler monkey in Colombia. Plush red howler monkeys.

Red Howler Monkey

Small

Large

MORH-S

MORH-L

$17.00

$22.00

Photo of a mantled howler monkey. Plush mantled howler monkey.

Mantled Howler Monkey

Small

Large

MOMH-S

MOMH-L

$17.00


(Sorry - Small out of stock.)

$22.00

photograph of a cotton-top tamarin monkey. cotton top tamarin neck-hanging monkey - available in large and small sizes.

Cotton-Top Tamarin Monkey

Small

Large

MOCT-S

MOCT-L

$17.00
(Sorry - out of stock.)

$22.00
(Sorry - out of stock.)

Seated cotton-top tamarin monkey.

Cotton-Top Tamarin Monkey

Seated
The seated Cotton-Top Tamarin is 6 1/2" high and 13" from toes to tail.

MOCT-SE

$22.00

capuchin monkey photograph. Capuchin stuffed monkeys.

White Throated Capuchin Monkey

Small

Large

MOWC-S

MOWC-L

$17.00
(Sorry - out of stock.)

$22.00
(Sorry - out of stock.)



Photograph of a woolly monkey. Plush woolly monkeys help save Colombian monkeys.

Woolly Monkey

Small

Large

MOWO-S

MOWO-L

$17.00

$22.00 (Sorry - out of stock.)



New Plush Monkey Products from Colombia

Monkey Hand Puppets, Finger Puppets, and Scarves


monkey finger puppets help rehabilitate live monkeys. monkey hand puppet.

Monkey Finger Puppet
MO-type-FP
$8.00
(Sorry - White Throated Capuchins and Squirrel are out of stock.)

Monkey Choice

 

Monkey Hand Puppet
MO-type-HP
$16.00
(Shown is the red howler monkey puppet.)

Monkey Choice



Monkey Scarves

Monkey scarves handmade in Colombia.

Child Size Scarf    $22.00
MO-type-SRF-C
(Sorry - the red howler and wooly scarf are out of stock.)

Monkey Choice


Adult Size Scarf    $24.00
MO-type-SRF-A

(Sorry - Red Howler is out of stock.)

Monkey Choice




Environmental authorities have increased the confiscation of wildlife such as these monkeys, but rehabilitation and release of monkeys is still a challenge.

Your purchase of these monkey products helps provide Colombians with legal economic alternatives, and help to make Colombia's conservation programs successful.


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