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Colobus Conservation is a non-profit organisation focused on Colobus monkey and its coastal forest habitat in the south east of Kenya. The organization was established in 1997 in response to an outcry from local residents on the increasing number of deaths of colobus monkeys on the Diani Beach road.

Now many years later, Colobus Conservation has numerous projects focused on research and solutions to the human/primate conflict as well as animal welfare, community education and development, forest conservation, enrichment and eco-tourism awareness programs.

Let's go through 2019 to see theirachievements

Colobus conservation has conducted annual primate censuses for the last decade to assess the population of sykes, vervets, baboons and colobus. In the 1st week of October 2019, 6 teams consisting of 20 people carried out the census. The general trends indicate that the population of sykes, vervets and baboons has been on a steady increase while that of colobus monkeys is observed as declining. This is mostly due to the degradation of their habitat, the indigenous Diani Beach Forest.

The team has been promoting awareness of conservation and primate issues in the local community and schools through education workshops. In 2019, 36 schools in Kwale County were part of the project. The workshops encourage the children to appreciate the natural environment and to take an interest in wildlife and its conservation.

Colobus Conservation was also able to attend the PASA (Pan African Sanctuary Alliance) veterinary workshop in Cameroon, receiving training and gaining knowledge to efficiently care for the primates received in the centre.

If you would like to help, why don't you consider adopting/sponsoring a monkey. Adoptions/sponsorships are a great help to the monkey's rehabilitation. Currently 5 monkeys are available for adoption after being abandoned, victims of pet trade or orphaned. If you have some time to spare or are looking to help out, join the volunteer program! In 2019, 69 volunteers including research interns were part of Colobus Conservation.

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