This month BMCRif is celebrating the anniversary of our first full year in the field and thanks to the generous support of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and the knowledge of the local people we now have more information about the distribution and numbers of Barbary macaques in Bouhachem than ever before.
In addition, our interest in the macaques has, in turn, sparked the interest of local people who provide us with
information about the macaques (see left). Many now see the macaques as something to be proud of. Of course, not everyone has changed their mind about the monkeys, but we hope that in another year the majority of people living around Bouhachem will see their forest and the wildlife living there in a different way and see the benefits that having an interesting animal like the macaque living nearby can bring.