The monkeys are under the spotlight!!

I am pleased to tell you that we have just published a paper about Impacts of tourism on anxiety and physiological stress levels in wild male Barbary macaques in Biological Conservation. Laëtitia Maréchal, Stuart Semple, Bonaventura Majolo, Mohamed Qarro, Michael Heistermann and Ann MacLarnon. Impacts of tourism on anxiety and physiological stress levels in wild male […]

Monkeys on film again!

Ben, a master student from the Wildlife Documentary Production at Salford University, arrived here to practice filming wildlife for his final project of Master Degree. He will soon tell you about some of his adventures here! Ben working with the monkeys. A little nap in the forest? Sandra

Pre-teen haircuts

My stay here in Morocco is coming up on near three months now and I have yet to write a blog post so I am going to try and make this one a two parter. Ill spare you from my first impressions of the country and the monkeys since I cant even recall them now. […]

June? You said June?

These last days, the weather changes very quickly, from hot sun to cold, rain, fog and thunder storms. It is quite frustrating to have to wear gloves in June! I was also surprised last day when I got a hail shower. The hailstones were around 1 cm diameter. Sunset after the hail shower. At least […]


  For the last two weeks i have been residing at Affenberg Salem, a free-ranging monkey park in Southern Germany.       I am there as a teaching assistant helping to advise students undertaking a field course as part of their Masters degree.  The park contains approximately 200 Barbary macaques in a woodland […]