Monthly Archives: March 2009

Poaching drives an Endangered monkey to the verge of extinction

The Mt Uarges guereza, Colobus guereza ssp. percivali is one of the eight subspecies of the Colobus guereza species. It is endemic to the forests of Samburu and is the only one of the eight listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List.   According to the findings of a survey I headed in Mt […]

Finally, the survey findings are out!

After twenty months of on-the-ground assessments of six rare primate species in Samburu, the verdict is out! There was some good news and some bad news as well. Below is a brief summary; The aim of this survey was to validate presence and map the distribution of six rare primates species in Samburu. The species […]

Mechanical mother for 3 weeks old De brazza’s monkey

I found this moving story on BBC News about the above De Brazza’s monkey that was born by caesarean at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent. Her mother was too weak to look after her. To help keep her company, the three-week-old primate has been given a toy monkey with a mechanical heart. Read […]