White-thighed Colobus (Colobus vellerosus)
Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 202525581
Supporting the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary to overcome COVID-19 related impacts
The project seeks to strengthen the operational capacity of the sanctuary’s management body to fully function and avert potential human and technical resources drain resulting from the impacts of COVID-19 on tourism and financial returns of the sanctuary. Thus, the project will provide financial support to the management of the sanctuary to support payment of salaries, utility bills and importantly, put in place accepted protocols to forestall a possible transfer of Corona virus to the viable threatened primate species populations, build capacities of community fire volunteers and equip them with relevant tools to employ proactive measures aimed at curbing annual bush fires during the prolonged dry periods. Specifically, the project would; 1. Support payment of monthly salaries and utility bills of BFMS staff for three months 2. Establish two standardized COVID-19 screening, hand washing/sanitizing and covid-19 education and awareness points for tourist 3. Build capacity of 30 community fire volunteers and provide logistics to reconstitute the local community fire volunteers to increase surveillance, awareness and preparedness to curtail the impacts of annual bush fires in the landscape.
Project 202525581 location - Ghana, Africa