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Chlorocebus aethiops sabeaus on St Kitts & Nevis
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Vernon Gibbs-Halls

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Green Vervet Monkeys - Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus

Arnova Sustainable Future Inc. have embarked on an ambitious project to assist the St Kitts and Nevis Government with a humane and ethical approach to mitigating the effects which the multitude of Green Vervet Monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus) are having on the sustainable livelihoods of agricultural farmers.

A preliminary investigation undertaken by Mr Vernon Gibbs-Halls in December of 2015 revealed that many factors contribute towards the raiding and crop destruction by vervet monkeys. These could include lack of food in the forests of the volcano slopes, drought conditions, the effects of hurricane Hugo, climate change scenarios and the collapse of the sugar cane industry. A full management plan is currently underway to consider ethical interventions which may lead to curbing this human / non-human conflict. These will include inter alia:

1. An Educational and Awareness Campaign - Coexistence and Tourism

2. Designated feeding stations

3. Replanting of fast growing fruit trees on the upper slopes of Nevis island

4. A spay and neuter programme

5. Noise, smell and taste aversion techniques


6. Research Study on Monkey populations

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