Thursday, November 27, 2008

Formosan Macaques in the Huben-Hushan IBA

The Formosan Macaque Macaca cyclopis or Taiwan Rock Monkey as it is sometimes called is one of the mammal residents of the Huben-Hushan area. The Formosa Macaque, like the Fairy Pitta, is listed on the IUCN Red List as vulnerable. The macaques are not liked by farmers who tend to view them as fruit thieves. The macaques are heavily persecuted despite their protected status and are thus very shy and wary of people. A few recent photos of these shy Huben residents follows:

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