The Long-Tailed Macaque Project
Our mission statement: “We work with people and macaques across discplines and countries to further coexistence and share knowledge. Our activities include conducting and facilitating research to build local capacity and conserve local ecosystems respecting both human and animal agency”.
We are not an advocacy organisation and do not engage in any political activities. We focus on research, coexistence and conservation.
Native to Southeast Asia, the long-tailed macaque is a flexible and adaptable species particularly threatened by trade. As an international collaborative charity, we work towards capacity building to promote its survival and preserve its ecological and cultural roles.
Following the IUCN Red List 2022 Assessment, the synanthropic and ecological contributions of the long-tailed macaque and its subspecies make their management and protection key for human, animal, and environmental health.
A Species in Peril
“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. Augustin Fuentes & Dr. Malene Friis Hansen
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. (Adapted)
“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 population status is poorly known but seem to combine the good news of broad distribution with the bad news of declining numbers.”
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. (Adapted)
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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.
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 our team
The LTM Project is a charity registered in Denmark
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