Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary
For the past two centuries, the monkeys are found living in the tropical forest around the small village of Tafi - Atome and have been secured because it was believed they were messengers to the gods. In 1993, the village began broader efforts to protect their forest and monkeys, as well as to offer tours for visitors. The sanctuary was created by a coalition of villagers , public institutions and NGO. As a result of these efforts, the monkey population has increased in the forest with its many species of birds and butterflies has been preserved.