About this Research Theme

This project aims to develop a habitat management plan for the Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) in Gibraltar. The Barbary macaque is an endangered species that is endemic to the region, and is an important cultural and ecological icon. The project will focus on identifying key habitat requirements for the species and developing management strategies to improve habitat quality and connectivity. The project will involve conducting habitat surveys to identify key habitat features for the Barbary macaque, including food resources, and corridors for movement between different habitat patches. The project will also involve developing management strategies to improve habitat quality, such as restoring degraded areas and planting native vegetation.

Thematic Leaders

Dr. Awantha Dissanayake
Head of School (Marine and Environmental Science)
Bethany Gadd
Associate Lecturer
Prof Julia Fa
Research Fellow