Rising monkey and pig populations pose human disease risk

30 Jun 2023
A group of monkeys
A family of long-tailed macaques. Image: Adobe

Exploding populations of wild pigs and macaque monkeys in Southeast Asia are threatening native forests and disease outbreaks in livestock and people, according to research led by The University of Queensland.

Dr Matthew Luskin, from UQ’s School of the Environment, and his team collated and analysed species population data from across the region, some of it collected with a network of cameras.

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