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The Asia for Animals Macaque Coalition

Welcome! The Macaque Coalition is a working group of the Asia for Animals Coalition.  Please explore the links below to find out more.

Initiated in 2020, the Asia for Animals Macaque Coalition aims to collate and share information on the many welfare issues frequently faced by macaques, to share solutions and strategies for reducing their suffering, and to promote peaceful, respectful coexistence.    

Members of the Asia for Animals Coalition Network have observed a particularly high volume of welfare issues involving macaques, whether related to conflict with human populations, the pet trade, circus-like performances or otherwise. Because of the perception that they are common, perhaps even too abundant, macaques are particularly persecuted even when legal protection is officially in place. Across Asia, individuals and organisations are trying to help - with mixed success.  

The Macaque Coalition aims to : 

  • Consolidate and serve as a first-stop resource for information on the welfare and conservation of macaques, particularly those species that are most visible to, and are most frequently exploited by, human beings.

  • Bring concerned practitioners together, whether their focus is on conservation, research, law enforcement, macaque welfare, human welfare, or otherwise.

  • Encourage and facilitate collaboration and the exchange of experience.

  • Assemble a directory of practitioners and projects.

  • Identify specific areas of concern.

The Macaque Coalition website will serve as a platform for information sharing, and will highlight projects and approaches that have worked - or if not, some insight on why that might be. Our objective is to enable projects, groups or individuals tackling these issues to make important contacts and to pinpoint their own solutions to the multi-faceted issues macaques face in today's world.​

If your organization is interested in collaborating or otherwise contributing,  please email

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Asia for Animals Macaque Coalition members