BIRTH CONTROL PROGRAMME

DONATIONS
The birth-control procedures will be carried out by the Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation, who will provide vets, cages, transport, and so on, but this year the people of Phana are funding the medical supplies (chiefly anaesthetics) by donation.

Most of the funds needed have already been raised, but if there is anyone out there who would like to donate (for example, 250 Thai Baht or £5 or $8 or multiples of those amounts), please contact us at the address below and we will explain further and give details about how to go about donating.
phanamonkeyproject@gmail.com

MONKEY BIRTH CONTROL
The Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation have been familiarising the monkeys to the trap cages for the last few days.These pictures show monkeys taking food from the open cages. They showed no fear or hesitation and adult males were first into the cages and consumed most of the food, as expected. Slightly unexpected was that they allowed a large number of juvenile monkeys in the cage with them.
The Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation have been familiarising the monkeys to the trap cages for the last few days.These pictures show monkeys taking food from the open cages. They showed no fear or hesitation and adult males were first into the cages and consumed most of the food, as expected. Slightly unexpected was that they allowed a large number of juvenile monkeys in the cage with them.
The birth-control procedures should start tomorrow or the day after. There is a new national initiative to control the long-tailed macaque population in Thailand and Phana has been chosen as the first place to put the new policy in action. There have been earlier, unco-ordinated birth-control programmes in cities such as Lopburi and Petchaburi. The plan for Phana is to ‘treat’ 100 monkeys this year, but permission has been granted for 500 monkeys to be ‘treated’ over the next 3 years.
Contact us here if you would like to donate.
phanamonkeyproject@gmail.com

About isantraveller

I have been in and around North-East Thailand for more years than I can recall. I now live here permanently. I have travelled in 32 countries on 3 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa) so I am a bit of a traveller.
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