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Earlier this month, the WFFT Veterinary Team, joined by other veterinarians from Thailand’s Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) and Zoological Park Organization of Thailand visited Hong Kong to observe the work of our colleagues from Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong (OPCFHK). The team took part in an innovative mass sterilization operation which controls the large populations of macaques in Hong Kong, this project is conducted by a coalition of organizations. Using the latest technologies via endoscopic tubectomy or vasectomy. This effective contraceptive method allows for large numbers of macaques to be caught and de-sexed in a humane and efficient manner.
Some may ask why such a project must be undertaken. Macaques are highly adaptable to environmental changes and can successfully thrive in many habitats including heavily populated urban environments. They are seen as pests in some Asian countries and are often culled to reduce populations. Luckily for the macaques of Hong Kong this more humane way of controlling the population is undertaken.
See more about this amazing project here

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