​Red Colobus: Guardians of Africa's Forests

According to a recent study by an international team of scientists released on 30th April, 2024, red colobus monkeys serve as vital indicators of biodiversity decline in Africa's tropical forests.

  • The declining populations of red colobus monkeys signify the ominous fate of other large-bodied terrestrial vertebrates across African tropical forests.
  • Conserving red colobus populations could play a crucial role in safeguarding Africa's biodiversity, mitigating climate change impacts, and enhancing food security and public health.
  • Urgent investment in red colobus conservation efforts is necessary to protect Africa's tropical forests and biodiversity.
  • Legal protections and priority conservation status should be granted to all red colobus species ....
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