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Our Mission
To promote, in close co-operation with other organisations and local communities, the conservation, preservation and protection of primates, in particular the Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its associated coastal forest habitat in Kenya.

 

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Forest & Primate Programs

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:

Habitat Loss

Primate Pest Management

Road Injuries & Mortalities

Primate Electrocutions

Snaring of Primates & Primates as Pets (Rehabilitation & Release)

 

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Betsy - The hand reared Colobus Monkey

Betsy 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.

Mrima Hill

Mining at Mrima Hill

Mrima 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 in Tree

Colobus angolensis palliatus repository of information

Colobus 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]

Morning Cleaning of Cages

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!

If you are a student looking for field work opportunities for a undergraduate, master's or doctoral thesis, we have a support infrastructure and unique location that allows students a great opportunity to find unique and ecologically important topics to study. Get in touch to talk to us about possible options. Click here. 
Carry out data analysis in your own country. We have data that needs analysis.  If you are looking for a degree project for your Bachelor's or Master's degree, this may be of interest.  There would be no need to be on-site for this.... Do this from your own country.

 

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