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Preuss's red colobus (Procolobus pennantii preussi)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 160512457

An analysis of Preuss’s red colobus (Procolobus pennantii preussi) density and local significance in northern Korup National Park, Cameroon

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160512457) - Preuss's red colobus - Awarded $4,500 on September 22, 2016

Oxford Brookes University fosters a Primate Conservation MSc program that works with local NGOs globally. Korup Rainforest Conservation Society aims to supports biodiversity and species survival in southwest Cameroon.Listed as Critically Endangered A2cd by the IUCN Red List, the endemic Preuss’s red colobus (Procolobus pennantii preussi) was recently identified as one of the 25 most endangered primate species in latest “Primates in Peril” list. In conjunction with KRCS, I will assess density and distribution and examine local perceptions and use of red colobus with a local team in an understudied area of Korup National Park. This project will use distance sampling and village surveys to assess the current status of Preuss’s red colobus and anthropocentric drivers affecting their conservation. The outcomes of this research will support resources to improve and facilitate a monthly wildlife monitoring program currently in production by the Program for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (PSMNR) and KRCS to further monitor rec colobus in Korup National Park.

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