Rapid Action Fund ,

Organisation: PINA e.V. and Selamatkan Yaki

Project title: Strengthening mitigation measures to protect the Sulawesi crested black macaques

Location: Tangkoko Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Project date: November 2020 – October 2021

Species: Sulawesi crested black macaque Macaca nigra

Supported by: Fondation Segré


The challenge

The Sulawesi crested black macaque occurs on northeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia and the adjacent islands of Pulau Manadotua and Pulau Talise. It is threatened by habitat loss and from hunting, both for bush meat and for live animal trade. The species can be found in several protected areas, but Tangkoko Nature Reserve is the most likely viable natural population remaining. The global COVID-19 pandemic has reduced funding for the reserve and led to an increase in agricultural expansion and forest exploitation by local communities. Increased human macaque conflict is also negatively affecting community opinion and support for protection.

The project

  • Train and deploy community patrol personnel
  • Patrols and monitoring using SMART
  • Human-wildlife conflict mitigation
  • Community-led outreach with local households to encourage local biodiversity protection


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