Government of Nepal
Ministry of Forests and Environment
Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation

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Macaca assamensis

Assamese Monkey (Macaca assamensis) belongs to order Primates and family Cercopithecidae. Globally the species is native to Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Viet Nam. This species occurs across Nepal from 380 m to 2,350 m. Within protected areas it has been recorded in Annapurna Conservation Area, Makalu Barun National Park, Langtang National Park and Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Outside the protected areas it has been recorded from Dhading, Myagdi and Palpa districts. The global population of this species is not estimated yet. In Nepal, this species is restricted to 300 mature individuals distributed across eight subpopulations, with no subpopulation having more than 50 mature individuals. It is listed as near threatened species by IUCN red list category as it is experiencing declines due to hunting and habitat degradation and fragmentation. National red list of mammals categorizes it as a vulnerable species. The legal status of this species in Nepal is Protected (Appendix I) under the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1973; however, it is not included in CITES Appendices.


  • Jnawali, S. R., Baral, H. S., Lee, S., Acharya, K. P., Upadhyay, G. P., Pandey, M., ... & Khatiwada, A. P. (2011). The Status of Nepal's Mammals: The National Red List Series-IUCN.