Category Archives: Research

The good, the bad, and the monkey

The good, the bad, and the monkey (another update from the long-tailed macaque field research team) contributed by Elliot Capp Over the past couple of weeks the team and I have been slowly but surely developing a list of all … Continue reading

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Hear monkey, see monkey, count monkey (an update from the field):

Contributed by Elliott Capp Here is a brief update about what the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) research team in Phana (north-east Thailand) have been up to over the first month of their research project: After being slightly overwhelmed upon our … Continue reading

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Getting the monkey off your back

Getting the monkey off your back (An introduction to the research to be carried out in Don Chao Poo Forest, Thailand)  Post submitted by Elliot Capp MSc, Exeter University This post, the first of a series, relates to research carried … Continue reading

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Initial Assessment of Don Chao Poo

Initial Assessment of Don Chao Poo, Amphur Phana, Amnat Charoen Province, Thailand Phana Monkey Project Researchers: E. Capp, R.L. Cope, C. O’Brien & R.J.Southon 1.1 Introduction Don Chao Poo, a sacred forest, is located in the Phana District of Amnat … Continue reading

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Butterflies in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana

Elliot Capp, one of the researchers from Exeter University who spent three months in Phana earlier this year, has identified twelve species of butterfly from the photos he took in Don Chao Poo Forest. There are a few more that … Continue reading

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Monkey-proof dustbins in Singapore and Phana

Waste disposal is a world-wide problem. Developed countries are having to reduce the frequency of garbage collection from households and businesses. Developing countries have to come to terms with the ever-increasing amount of garbage that their societies are producing and … Continue reading

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Mapping the forest

Guest blogger: Robin Southon, MSc Animal Behaviour, Exeter University, UK When our group from Exeter first arrived in Phana, we decided to familiarise ourselves with the forest and macaques by conducting a time budget analysis of the population. This is … Continue reading

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Phana Monkey Project

 RESEARCH TEAM The Phana Monkey Project is about to reach a crucial stage. A week from now five  researchers, all recent Msc graduates in Animal Behaviour from Exeter University in the UK, will arrive in Phana to begin a  project … Continue reading

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Keeping an eye on monkeys keeping an eye on monkeys

It’s easy keeping an eye on the monkeys because I cycle past Don Chao Poo and Don Jik every day. I sometimes get to Don Jik before the monkeys have come down from the trees, but more often when I … Continue reading

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Study Tour to Thai Monkey Forest

The Thai Monkey Forest at Don Chao Poo, Amphur Phana, Amnat Charoen Province recently hosted a brief study tour that marks the opening of the Phana Macaque Project to the outside world. You can read about the project and the … Continue reading

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