Camera trapped White-thighed Colobus on a tree
Image credit: CSRS
Project

Protecting Threatened Monkeys Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Duration
2020 - 2021
Location
Côte d'Ivoire
Species protected
Roloway Monkey Cercopithecus diana roloway
White-naped Mangabey Cercocebus atys lunulatus
Miss Waldron’s Red Colobus Procolobus badius waldroni

Project objectives

  • Resume conservation activities interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic;
  • Raise awareness among local communities about the importance of conserving the Tanoé-Ehy Forest;
  • Significantly decrease poaching and chainsaw milling activities in the Forest;
  • Receive an official “community-managed forest” status for the Tanoé-Ehy Forest.

This project is implemented by Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire.

Threaths

Diseases

Poaching

This project is a part of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative, which is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG Devco) through its B4Life initiative.