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​​Wildlife Management​​

Monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) are still causing damage to plantations by ring-barking trees. In the absence of cyclones, their population is on the rise. They continue to be a major pest in the native forests by eating the fruits and seeds of forest trees and preying on the eggs and youngsters of native birds.​

 The population of monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) is increasing rapidly due to the absence of cyclones over the island since many years. Monkeys are a major threat to native fauna and flora and contribute greatly in the decline of biodiversity. They are caught in the wild by means of traps and are also bred in captivity by a few companies which export them for medical research. The levies payable by these export companies are credited into the National Parks and Conservation Fund to be used for conservation projects.