The Duke/UNC Roots & Shoots group arose from a collaboration between Duke and UNC-CH students. Our main interest is primate conservation. By protecting primates, the ecosystems in which primates live will also be protected. Similarly, saving primates is linked to helping human populations that live in primate habitat countries. To save primates we must (1) improve education and healthcare for people living near primates and (2) educate people in the US about science and conservation.