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Colobus Conservation

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Colobus Conservation focuses on the conservation of the nationally threatened Angolan black and white colobus, other primate species, and the coastal forests of Kenya.

Colobus Conservation Limited is a conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the nationally threatened Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in south eastern Kenya. The organisation was established in 1997 in response to an outcry from local residents about the high number of deaths of colobus monkeys on the Diani Beach road.

The forest ecosystem of the coastal areas of Kenya, where Colobus Conservation is located, is listed as one of the top global biodiversity hotspots. With high levels of endemic and near endemic species. Included in the primates are the nationally threatened Angolan black and white colobus. Their distinctive appearance has given them a unique place in local cultures and their reduction in number is partly because they have long been hunted for their skins which have special significance in local African tribal customs. 

Today however, the greatest threat to these primates is habitat destruction. In Kenya the once extensive coastal forests on which the Angolan colobus depend, has been reduced to a fragmented patchwork along a narrow coastal strip. Sadly, forest loss and degradation is continuing due to pressures from agricultural expansion, urban development, tree cutting for firewood, charcoal and carving wood.

Colobus Conservation began in 1997 as a not-for-profit organisation. Now, many years later, Colobus Conservation has numerous projects concentrating on research and solutions for human/primate conflicts including animal welfare, biological/ecological research, community development and education, forest protection and enrichment and eco-tourism awareness program.

Colobus Conservation responds to welfare cases for all local primate species. The organisation has installed primate canopy bridges along the main road, reducing the number of primates killed. The centre opens its doors to nearly 1,000 school children annually, where they get to learn about local wildlife and the importance of the forest and many community outreach projects. 

Furthermore, the organisation has several projects to encourage people to plant indigenous trees and organise tree planting days.

Wildlife Conservation & Animal Rescue
The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organisation
Foundation Year
1997
Contact Person
Kelly Martin
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

Our Goals are to:

  • Conserve and protect the Angolan colobus and its habitat in Kenya;
  • Inspire interest and participation in primate and environmental conservation;
  • Promote the welfare of primates and to reduce the impact of human development on the environment in Diani and south eastern Kenya;
  • Further understand the Diani primate species and their conservation;
  • Respond and deliver a high quality primate rescue and rehabilitation service;
  • Be a considerate employer through training and fair wage structure, to be self-funding, producing high quality valuable work and to be transparent.

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals