Human-macaque conflict:

Urban macaques

Urban macaques

Some macaque species have learned to live in the midst of crowded, highly developed human areas. While they are often fed directly and intentionally in parks and temples, they can also become assertive or aggressive, frighten or injure local people, raid rubbish dumps and bins, and/or enter people’s homes and take whatever they can. Conflict with macaques can be a serious problem for all involved.  At times, the existence of conflict between macaques and humans has been mistakenly assumed (see public perception). Coexistence can be possible but measures may need to be taken to ensure that this is the case.

 

Human-macaque conflict:

Mitigating urban macaque conflict

 

Animal-proof bins

Issues to consider

*successful example*

Feeding bans and enforcement measures

Issues to consider

*successful example*

Managed refuse storage 

Issues to consider

*successful example*

Fortification of buildings

Issues to consider

*successful example*

Population control

See population size

*successful example*

Public education on macaque behaviour

Issues to consider

*successful example*

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Flickr

contact form

menu

Copyright 2020 Asia for Animals Coalition

All rights reserved.