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ARNOVA RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

The Born Free Foundation, a supporter of the monkey programme on Nevis and the Animal Rights Foundation in Florida have lauded the humane interventions to stem the human non human primate conflict in Nevis Caribbean

The Nevis Ministry of Agriculture
Prospect
St John’s Parish
Nevis

FOR ATTENTION: THE HON. ALEXIS JEFFERS - MONKEY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Dear Hon. Minster,

The Born Free Foundation would like to take this opportunity to commend your government on the recently introduced monkey management programme, which we are pleased to see receiving international recognition as a best-practice model of mitigating human / non-human primate conflict in a way which both benefits agricultural production and considers wildlife welfare within an ethical framework.

We understand that your government is taking a scientific approach to minimise this conflict by working with a Not for Profit Company called Arnova Sustainable Future, which is currently working in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture to alleviate the current situation. We will be making contact with this company to express our thanks and congratulations on putting this compassionate model of wildlife management on the world map.

The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, founded in 1984 by the actors Bill Travers MBE and Virginia McKenna OBE, stars of the iconic film Born Free, and their son, Will Travers OBE, the charity’s President. Born Free takes action worldwide to save lives, stop suffering and protect species in the wild. We promote compassionate conservation to enhance the survival of threatened species in the wild, protect natural habitats and safeguard the welfare of individual animals. We seek to have a positive impact on animals in the wild and their ecosystems in perpetuity, for their own intrinsic value and for the critical roles they play within the natural world. Although we are aware that vervet monkeys are a non-native species in your country and that crop raiding can lead to very real losses in agricultural production, we nonetheless support efforts to encourage communities to work towards tolerance and co-existence and to mitigate these effects in a humane and ethical manner. Animals are increasingly being recognised as sentient by national jurisdictions across the world, and there is growing momentum to use science and compassion to resolve inherited conflicts, and to replace lethal methods (which have proven to be fruitless and which to only worsen the conflict situation).
We would like to share your country's approach with the international community, and we are sure it will be warmly received with the tourism, agricultural and animal protection sectors in particular.

Finally, we will remain very grateful if this present project continues to enjoy success resulting from the financial support of your government through the aforementioned Not-for Profit company.

Yours sincerely

Chris Draper
Head of Animal Welfare and Care, Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 4QP UK


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