HM Government of Gibraltar has announced its Barbary Macaque Management Plan and is now preparing an implementation schedule which will include a public launch.
The Plan, which has been prepared in consultation with experts in Gibraltar and abroad, incorporates a number of actions aimed at improving a wide range of aspects of Gibraltar’s famous monkeys.
The main aims of the Plan include: Stabilising the Barbary macaque population; Minimising incursions into built-up areas and preventing the establishment of urbanised groups; Improving monitoring of the macaques; Increasing the research and knowledge base;Increasing veterinary involvement in the care of the macaques; Improving communication of macaque matters to the public; Maximising the use of the macaques as an educational resource; Improving their value as a tourist product.
Measures to achieve these will include:
The resources will now be put in place, following which a detailed presentation will be made to the public.
Department of the Environment - Working for a Greener Tomorrow
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