As Singapore continues to develop, more and more wildlife areas are being replaced by urban developments. This has lead to one of the biggest human-wildlife conflict in Singapore that I’m sure most of us have heard of before because of its frequent appearance in the media, especially in 2013 where there was a peak in the number of macaque complaints, leading to the culling of 570 macaques that year. Is co-existence possible, or is culling the only solution?
This blog intends to look at how we can co-exist with macaques in urban Singapore. Here’s a video to introduce you to the problem of human-macaque conflict in Singapore.
Source. Yahoo Newsroom. (2013, November 5). Is there a need to trap and kill monkeys in Singapore? [Video File]. Retrieved from https://sg.news.yahoo.com/is-there-a-need-to-trap-and-kill-monkeys-in-singapore–003605427.html