Tag Archives: Macaques

Long-tailed macaques at Kosamphi Forest Park

The long-tailed macaques at Kosamphi Forest Park in Mahasarakham Province are the nearest troop to Phana as far as I know. They are also the troop living furthest north in Thailand. The monkeys at Kosamphi were strikingly different from the … Continue reading

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Distressed long-tailed macaque female in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana

I was witness to a distressing scene in the forest a few days ago. I came across this group of monkeys which I took to be a family group. The adult female grooming a younger monkey had only just arrived, … Continue reading

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Long-tailed macaques in Phana as seen by Elliot Capp – ace photographer

One of the four researchers who came as volunteers to Phana earlier this year after completing their MSc degrees in Animal Behaviour at Exeter University was Elliot Capp. He left us with over 1500 photographs and I think I know … Continue reading

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Long-tailed Macaques in Singapore–a different approach

Our recent trip to Singapore threw up some similarities but more differences concerning the long-tailed macaques there and here in Phana. In Singapore the macaques seem to be perceived as a ‘problem’ at least by the powers-that-be and presumably by … 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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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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Bringing monkeys back from the edge

I am not qualified to review this book — it is written by and intended for people with a much more academic interest in long-tailed macaques than me. What I can say, though, is that it could not have been … Continue reading

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Monkeys on the Edge

MONKEYS ON THE EDGE: ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF LONG-TAILED MACAQUES AND THEIR INTERFACE WITH HUMANS Gumert, Michael D.; Fuentes, Agustin; Jones-Engel, Lisa, eds. Cambridge University Press, 2011. MONKEYS ON THE EDGE: ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF LONG-TAILED MACAQUES AND THEIR INTERFACE … Continue reading

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What should we do about the monkeys?

What should we do about the monkeys? In Phana,  we have to continue down the road we have been going for the last thirty years or so. There can be no turning back. But it is worth considering what it … 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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