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Randall Kyes is cited in this Mongabay article on the decline of the macaque population in Indonesia.

Fire a rising threat to Sulawesi’s black macaques

/ Christopel Paino Adapted by Basten Gokkon

Hunting of the primates has been brought under control, but challenges remain.

The alarming rate of population drop of these species was what prompted Mirontoneng, who lives within the landscape, to be a civil partner of the forest ranger and help the government’s Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) protect the zone.

Efforts to stem the macaque’s decline appear to have shown success. The number of macaques per square kilometer in the area jumped to 61.5 in 2011 from 53.8 in 2005 and 32.4 in 1999, according to research published in 2013.

“Fifteen years ago it looked like this macaque population would continue its decline and eventually disappear,” said Randall Kyes , a University of Washington professor who led the inquiry.

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