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Jonathan and Angie Scott live in Kenya and spend much of their time in the company of African wildlife. Their wildlife photography, wildlife pencil drawings, and wildlife books have won awards and recognition throughout the word while their stock images are represented by many of the world's top photographic agencies. The Scotts have dedicated much of their lives to wildlife conservation and are patrons of a number of wildlife conservation societies. Since 2012, they have been supporting Colobus Conservation.
“As conservationists, we welcomed the opportunity to join hands with a local conservation initiative that we know has made a significant difference to the welfare of one of Kenya’s most charismatic primates – the exquisitely-marked Angolan colobus. The organisation pioneered the innovative construction of flexible ladders, which are strung across the roads of Diani at treetop height to cut down on road kills. They also prompted the insulation of some of the deadly power lines, which are taking a heavy toll on the population of colobus in this country.” Jonathan & Angie Scott
Like Jonathan and Angie, you can support Colobus Conservation via www.colobusconservation.org.
The key aim of Colobus Conservation is to identify and undertake projects that will give a direct impact to primate and/or forest conservation in south eastern Kenya. Specifically, the core programs are focused on five main areas of human/primate conflict while cross-cutting these core programs is Colobus Conservation's [animal welfare] and [education programs].
Our main program areas are:
Betsy - The hand reared Colobus MonkeyBetsy was found abandoned when she was only two weeks old - this was in January 2011. Neither zoos nor Colobus Conservation had success in raising infant colobus of this subspecies previously however, new methods were employed which brought startling results. Betsy is now a year and a half old and visits the wild colobus group daily in preparation for her final release.
Mining at Mrima HillMrima Hill forest holds Kenya's fifth largest population of south coast's subspecies of colobus monkeys. It is also gazetted as a forest reserve & National Monument. Regardless, this hill is targeted for opencast mining which will require the stripping of the surface of the hill - or in other words, 100% biological destruction.
Colobus angolensis palliatus repository of informationColobus Conservation has pulled together available information on this colobus subspecies. We urge people to use this repository freely. We also urge people to Contact Us with additions, corrections and comments, keeping our records up-to-date. [IUCN Red List][Reports & Publication]
We have been offering volunteer positions for more than 18 years at our location along the world class beach in Diani, Kenya, and are now well regarded in volunteering circles around the world!
- Gain valuable experience in your area of interest;
- Take a career break or try your career skills in a new setting;
- Do your thesis field work with us - on site or data analysis in your own country.
When you come and volunteer with us, you will be carrying out primate and forest conservation activities which make a real difference!
While we are looking for foresters and primatologists, we also need people from all walks of life, so we are always looking for skills from a diverse background including experience in photography, journalism, teaching, GIS, as well as artists, builders and filmmakers - though this list is far from complete!!
We are located along one of the best beaches in the world, with hotel nightlife, restaurants and modern hospital facilities. Combine conservation with a beach holiday!