Preuss's red colobus

 

 

CONSERVATION SIGNIFICANCE

Preuss's red colobus monkey Procolobus preussi occurs only in SE Nigeria and SW Cameroon. In Nigeria the species is restricted to the rainforests of the Oban Division of Cross River National Park, along the border with Cameroon’s Korup National Park. Classified as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List.

 

 

 

THREATS

A relatively large and slow monkey, Preuss's red colobus monkey is particularly susceptible to hunting and is one of the most endangered primates in the region.

 

 

 

WCS APPROACH

Law Enforcement and Protected Area Management.   There is little wildlife left in Nigeria today outside of protected areas, providing support to strengthen the management of these areas is the main focus of WCS in Nigeria. For unless we improve law enforcement within protected areas, and reduce levels of hunting, logging, livestock grazing and encroachment, wildlife will not survive in Nigeria.

Community Conservation.   WCS fully recognizes that it is essential to involve local people in conservation efforts to save endangered species.

Conservation Education and Raising Levels of Awareness   within local communities is essential for long-term success and a vitally important part of our work.

Alternative Livelihoods are promoted to reduce pressure on endangered species and the remaining forests.

 


Latest Publications


Oban Quarterly Report_July-September 2018

Author(s): ABANYAM, Peter
Year: 2018

Oban Quarterly Report_April-June 2018

Author(s): ABANYAM, Peter
Year: 2018

Oban Quarterly Report_Jan-Mar 2018

Author(s): ABANYAM, Peter
Year: 2018

Oban Annual Report_2017

Author(s): Peter Abanyam & Inaoyom Imong
Year: 2017

Oban Quarterly Report_Oct-Dec 2017

Author(s): ABANYAM, Peter
Year: 2017
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WCS Nigeria
GPO Box 796, Calabar, Nigeria
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Key Staff

Andrew Dunn
Country Director
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Cross River National Park
IUCN Transboundary Specialist Group

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