EFP Conference

The European Federation for Primatology Conference was held in Almada, Portugal, between 14th and 17th September. This was an great opportunity for some members of the Barbary Macaque Project to meet up once again. Richard gave an excellent presentation on post-conflict bystander affiliation in Barbary macaques and there were many other interesting talks. Attending a […]


The life of wild animals is always tough and inevitably there will be some casualties in the great struggle to survive but no matter how much you anticipate this will happen its always sad when an animal disappears.  This is what happened recently in the Green Group where sadly Neo has not been seen for […]

A Month with the Macaques

After half a year of planning, and loads of emails back and forth between myself and the Barbary Macaque Project I had finally arrived in Azrou. I stepped off the coach from Marrakech and my first thought was “I should have brought more clothes!” Sandra greeted me wearing walking boots, thick trousers, 2 jumpers, a […]

The Super Six

  My field work in Morocco has finally come to an end and this inevitably means I have to  leave Azrou, the forest, the people and the monkeys, at least for the time being.  It is with a heavy heart that I depart but it was always part of the deal.  As a field biologist […]