Why are Barbary macaques so endangered?
The population has decreased by more than 50% in the last 40 years.
There are fewer than 8000 wild Barbary macaques left.
Too many trees are being cut down. Their natural habitat is being degraded through excessive logging.
Babies are poached from the wild and sold illegally as pets, mostly within Europe.
There is competition for food with flocks of sheep and goats. This reduces the monkey’s food resource.
Barbary macaque monkeys are commonly exploited to make money from tourists.