Nature Foundation

Project Name

Grant Amount

Implementation Period

Category

Monkey Management Project

41501

November 18th 2020 – May 18th 2021

Nature and environment (re-upcycling) and animal welfare activities

About the Project

The Vervet monkey population has exploded since the first group of monkeys escaped from the local zoo in 1995. Hurricane Irma reduced the amount of food available in the wild causing the monkeys to enter several neighborhoods looking for food. This invasive species is causing a lot of damage to fruit trees, the budding agricultural sector and the residents. This project aims to track, map, determine the size and distribution of the Vervet monkey population. The study will establish sustainable solutions for managing the monkey population and restoring the natural ecological balance.


About the Organization

The Nature Foundation was established in 1997 with the objective of enhancing the local environment through effective management, education, awareness and protection if the island’s natural resources.