Thomas T. Struhsaker

in The Red Colobus Monkeys

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780198529583
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191712746 | DOI:

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As with most forest wildlife in Africa, the majority of red colobus taxa and their habitats are in dire straits. The rate of natural forest loss varies considerably between African countries, but for nine countries with red colobus and for which estimates are available, the annual loss between 1990 and 2000 averaged 1.5% (0.1-3.3%). An even greater proportion of forest is degraded each year and no country in Africa has increased its forest cover. This chapter reviews the conservation status of 12 taxa of red colobus and discusses the problems they face.

Keywords: red colobus monkeys; species conservation; deforestation; habitat destruction; African forest wildlife

Chapter.  15303 words. 

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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