17 november 2010
As you can imagine I was very disappointed and to be honest this set back even made me doubt if I still want to continue this battle. I have been working on the conservation of the Barbary macaque for 7 years and i have provided (with other scientists) data to prove how bad the situation of the macaques is and even today, after all our efforts, we still don´t feel supported by the Moroccan government and even the EU countries that are involved in the trade. Can you believe this? In the meantime the Barbary macaque has been officially classified as `Endagered` and less and less macaques are in the forest but still nobody is doing ANYTHING about this.
Maybe when they are all gone the authorities will understand the impact of their lack of support and actions. But then it is too late.