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


Progress Report July_December 2017

Author(s): Andrew Dunn
Year: 2017

Quarterly Report_Oban_April-June2016

Author(s): Peter Atuaka Abanyam and Inaoyom Imong
Year: 2016

Quarterly Report-Oban_Jan_March2016

Author(s): Peter Atuaka Abanyam and Inaoyom Imong
Year: 2016

Oban Annual Report 2015

Author(s): Peter ABANYAM & Inaoyom IMONG
Year: 2015

Oban Quarterly Report Oct-Dec 2015

Author(s): ABANYAM, Peter Atuaka
Year: 2015

Oban Quarterly Report July-Sept 2015

Author(s): ABANYAM, Peter Atuaka
Year: 2015
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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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