Human-macaque conflict:

Public perception

Public perception

While conflict can be very real, coexistence can appear to be conflict when one or more groups of human stakeholders misunderstands or misrepresents a situation. Small but highly visible populations can be assumed to be overabundant; “conflict” itself can be poorly defined. 

 

See population size and urban macaques.

 

Human-macaque conflict:

 

Changing harmful misperceptions

While conflict can be very real, coexistence can appear to be conflict when one or more groups of human stakeholders misunderstands or misrepresents a situation. Small but highly visible populations can be assumed to be overabundant; “conflict” itself can be poorly defined.  See population size and urban conflict.

Defining conflict

In Hong Kong, the authorities believed that rates of conflict were high.  Rates were measured by xxxx but when (name of Paolo’s project) were called in, they asked the authorities to collect further information.   

 

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Research

It is important to know your “problem” well before attempting to solve it.  At the most basic level, is there actually a problem? 

 

Researchers in Indonesia were called in by the authorities to solve what they perceived as a macaque conflict problem resulting from macaque overpopulation.  Preliminary investigations showed that local stakeholders did not feel there was a problem - and that rather than being overabundant in the area, the macaque population was actually in decline.   

 

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Education

Issues to consider

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Animal Neighbours Project  https://animalneighboursproject.org/

The Animal Neighbours project is a community based project that uses research and education to mitigate human wildlife conflict in urban areas.

 
 
 
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