Atlas de Especies Invasoras de Puerto Rico

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The economic impact to commercial farms from invasive monkeys in Puerto Rico

Foto por: Frans de Waal
Macaca mulatta

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1970s, rhesus macaques and patas monkeys were introduced to presumed secure locations, primarily coastal islets, in Puerto Rico. Escapes into the wild began almost immediately after introduction. Today the combined range of the two species covers approximately 600 km2 of southwestern Puerto Rico, where serious conflicts with agricultural interests have resulted.

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