The Long-Tailed Macaque Project
We are happy to see actions towards stopping the illegal trade of long-tailed macaques, that is currently threatening its survival. Read our official statement here
We are an international initiative, collaboration, and a registered charity aiming to raise awareness about and conserve endangered long-tailed macaque populations in South and Southeast Asia
Our project team consists of individuals from all corners of the globe. We share a common passion for the conservation of the long-tailed macaque and their habitats. Learn more about us here!
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Join the Team
We are always looking for new collaborations across the globe with primatologists, research organizations, sanctuaries, enthusiastic volunteers, and more! Please reach out to us if you are interested in joining the project.
Make a Donation
We aim to conduct population surveys, investigate trade, and explore human-macaque interfaces across South and Southeast Asia. We are a registered charity and your generous gift will help fund our upcoming studies.
A Species in Peril
“If the world of nonhuman primates offers an emblem of the tensions of modernity, it’s Macaca fascicularis, the long-tailed macaque. This alert, adaptable Asian species is one of the world’s most familiar monkeys, but also among the most sorely taken for granted…its current population status is poorly known but, by reliable accounts, combines the good news of broad distribution with the bad news of declining numbers.”
Forward in Gumert, M. D. et al. (2011). Monkeys on the edge: ecology and management of long-tailed macaques and their interface with humans (Vol. 60). Cambridge University Press
“We need new lenses to understand the synanthropic long-tailed macaque…especially at a time where they are being culled and harvested at high rates and experiencing diverse threats…In our efforts to conserve the smallest populations of the least adaptable species, we unintendedly portray adaptable species as unimportant, as least concern, which affects human perceptions of these species.”
PROF. AGUSTIN FUENTES & DR. MALENE FRIIS HANSEN
Adapted from Hansen, M. F. et al. (2021). Conservation of Long-tailed Macaques: Implications of the Updated IUCN Status and the CoVID-19 Pandemic. Primate Conservation, 35, 1-11.
The LTM Project is a registered charity in Denmark
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