Primates of West Africa: Pocket identification guide


Biotope Edition has just published a pocket guide to the primates of West Africa. This publication was produced in close co-operation with the primatologist John Oates and the illustrator Stephen Nash and with the participation of several experts from Biotope.

The work presents all the species from Senegal to Cameroon (to the north of the Sanaga), and each has an illustration and a distribution map. The names of the species are given in the principal local languages of Guinea, as well as in their French and English versions.  We can also find their most recent conservation status (Red List).

Close links with the COHAB project

That publication was produced in the context of a project to identify solutions for co-habitation between chimpanzees and local communities in the Fouta Djallon massif in Guinea.  That two and a half year project was financed by the Arcus Foundation and implemented by Biotope with the support of it partners Guinée Ecologie, the Jane Goodall Institute and Inspire/CIRAD. For more information about the project, we invite you to read this news.

The preparation and publication of the guide benefited from the support of the  Arcus Foundation, the Margot Marsh Fund, Global Wildlife Conservation and UNIVET Nature.

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