The Cayo Santiago Field Station, and the local community of Punta Santiago, were devastated when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. The staff–who also suffered many personal losses during the storm–are working tirelessly to get supplies like food and fresh water out to the 1500 rhesus monkeys living on the island.
Researchers working at the site are mobilizing to help raise funds, rebuild infrastructure, and assist staff and the local community whose homes were destroyed in the storm. Read more about our efforts here. You can help our efforts to save this important scientific resource and aid the people who live in Punta.
- Volunteer and donate to Cayo and Punta Santiago through Project Monkey Island, organized by the International Primatological Society: Project Monkey Island
- Donation site for relief efforts for staff and community:GoFundMe Punta Santiago Community
- Donation site for relief efforts for the monkeys and research station: GoFundMe Cayo Monkeys
- Follow updates on the relief efforts: Friends of Cayo Santiago