CERS believes progressive and equitable conservation of nature should not be achieved at the expense of indigenous peoples. This project, while preserving habitat and protecting the rare Yunnan Snub-nosed Golden Monkey has taken fully into account the traditional culture and economic realities of the Lisu people, balancing the conservation of both nature and culture. Two of the last Lisu log homes and a group of affiliated storage cabins have been saved and restored as a habitat exhibit. CERS also aims to help produce an educational film focusing on the issues facing both the Golden Monkey and the Lisu hill tribe as the villages become a new destination for tourists.