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

Protecting Threatened Monkeys Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 - 2021
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.




This project is part of the IUCN Save Our Species African Wildlife initiative, which is co-funded by the European Union.