Warm Welcome to the new Conservation Manager at Colobus Conservation
- Tuesday, 01 December 2015 13:29
From the beginning of November there will be a slight change in management at Colobus Conservation. Andrea Donaldson will be taking a one year sabbatical to complete her PhD, returning next year, November 2016. While away Kelly Martin will be the new Conservation Manager at Colobus Conservation, overseeing all the conservation programmes and projects. Kelly has previously volunteered at Colobus Conservation for 6 months in 2012, as one of Betsy’s human carers. Further to this Kelly did an MSc in Primate Conservation, conducting her research at Colobus Conservation between May to July, 2015. This consisted of interviewing people on perceptions of the wildlife in Diani. Kelly has had previous experience working with primates both in the UK and in Africa, overseeing primate orphan care, volunteer programmes and animal husbandry. In addition, Kelly has experience working in finance administration and hospitality. Her main passion is conservation and community work and hopes to be able to work with the diverse community within and around Diani.
The first couple of weeks of Kelly’s arrival has been eventful with the arrival of a new orphan Sykes monkey, named Haki. Haki was found dehydrated, lying in the sun and incredibly weak. While Kelly is beginning to the learn the ropes she has attended welfare call outs, witnessing a Sykes with a snare around its neck and an adult Sykes monkey covered in paint. She has also been observing our weekly education workshops and meeting the staff working alongside Base Titanium addressing crop raiding issue around Gongoni Forest. The next few months will be especially challenging as Kelly begins to develop further the community work currently conducted by Colobus Conservation.
Andrea Donaldson will be incredibly missed over the next 12 months and has done an amazing job at Colobus Conservation. Kelly will continue to do her work until Andreas return. Please continue to use the Colobus Conservation hotline number: 0711 479 453 or alternatively email us. Kelly welcomes any questions so please feel free to approach her around Diani or contact her on the above information.
Mini Golf and Speed Pool for Colobus Conservation
- Monday, 22 September 2014 11:19
Saturday 13th September saw fun on the beach in aid of Colobus Conservation, hosted by Forty Thieves Beach Bar. The day began early, with glorious sunshine and numerous sand castle builders frantically constructing a mini crazy golf course on the beach. Nine holes were constructed and all were sponsored by local business. Read more
Colobus Conservation join Ivory Belongs to Elephant Campaign
- Friday, 16 May 2014 08:54
Colobus Conservation staff and volunteers recently had the fabulous opportunity to walk alongside Jim Nyamu, executive director of the Elephant Neighbours Center in Nairobi, Kenya to raise awareness of the need to conserve elephants and their habitats. Volunteer researcher, Luke Berman, gives his account of the day. Read more
Enjoy the World Cup and support Colobus Conservation. Win - Win!
- Sunday, 08 June 2014 09:55
Join our World Cup score predictor game and help raise vital funds for Colobus Conservation while enjoying the football for a whole month.
Via the SuperBru website, Colobus Conservation has established a world cup predictor pool. We are requesting a minimum donation of 1,500KSh/10GBP/13Euro/$17 to enter the pool. From the money raised 50% will be donated to Colobus Conservation, 30% will be awarded to the overall winner and 20% to the runner up. For more generous participants there is no upper limit to the donation and anything above the requested amount will go directly to Colobus Conservation and not into the prize fund. Click here to find out how
Volunteer as a Field Researcher
- Monday, 12 May 2014 12:16
Colobus Conservation, is launching a new research project to investigate home range sizes and levels of aggression between Angolan colobus inhabiting overlapping areas, with comparisons between heavily degraded, semi-degraded and good habitat types. Read more