Green monkeys in St. Kitts and Nevis

In St. Kitts and Nevis, the green monkey or African vervet monkey are not native to the country. The monkeys over the last three centuries have grown in vast numbers. These tourist-attracting monkeys have been a part of the culture on the islands for so long local farmers don’t want to get rid of the monkeys completely, just off their land and under control.

The main initiatives of the United National Environment Programme involves tackling invasive species in the Eastern Caribbean as well as to better understand the monkey’s impact on local biodiversity. The idea for this project is to better understand the impact on local biodiversity.

Read more about the green monkey problem here.