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First Phuket monkeys relocated to Koh Payu

PHUKET: The first of the monkeys to be relocated under the island’s campaign to have specific troupes of wild monkeys across Phuket sterilised or sterilised and relocated in accordance with feedback from local residents have today been transported to Koh Payu, directly offshore from the site of the controversial Ao Kung Marina project.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 21 June 2018, 04:34PM

At 8am today (June 21), Director of the Khao Phra Thaew Natural and Wildlife Education Centre Pongchart Chouehorm, who has been tasked with coordinating the “wild monkey campaign”, together with Phanthai Norasing of the Khao Phra Theaw Non-Hunting Area, and vets from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation released 80 sterilised monkeys at Koh Payu.

So far 169 monkeys (122 males and 47 females) have been sterilised and released at either Kingkaew Soi 9 in Rassada, Monkey View Point at Koh Siray and Koh Payu.



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Asterix | 22 June 2018 - 12:21:22

Officials are happy but I am not sure about happiness amongst monkeys to be relocated on islands with limited food and no water source.

Kurt | 22 June 2018 - 08:43:04

Now the Wild life Education Centre + other 'relevant' government officials have to continuously monitor the developments concerning the monkeys welfare on the islands. It is now their responsibility. 

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