Category Archives: monkey forest

News from the Phana Monkey Project

Some changes have been made recently to our web presence. Firstly, we have changed the name of our Facebook Page to Phana Monkey Project. You can find it HERE. Two young French students from EMLYON (based in Lyons, France) recently spent two … Continue reading

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Secret Forest

Most people who venture into the Thai monkey forest known as Don Chao Poo, Amphur Phana, in Amnat Charoen Province, don’t venture very far so what they know of the forest is the concrete road where most of the monkeys … Continue reading

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Back to the forest

Two months away from Don Chao Poo Forest can seem like a very long time. Returning, we find some things have changed while others remain more or less as they were. The rainy season has got started now so low-level … Continue reading

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Identifying High-Ranking Female Macaques

Eliana Zuckerman and Hannah Rodgers, students at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, came to Phana to carry out their “winter term project”. They were ‘looking for a way to learn about primate behavior and contribute to environmental education’. After spending a little … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Infants

Here are the two versions of the short videos, Infant Care, that Erin Ranney and James Jefferies made for us to use in local schools. The English version: and the Thai version:  

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Population increases in Don Chao Poo Forest

  There is no doubt that the population of long-tailed macaques in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana, is increasing and in the long run that could adversely affect the lives of the monkeys as well as nearby human residents. In … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Monks’ Retreat

  Every year at the end of December, Don Chao Poo Forest, Amphur Phana, Amnat Charoen Province, is host to a 10-day retreat for several hundred monks and lay men and women. The monks come from all over Isan and … Continue reading

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