About Us

Colobus Conservation is a not-for-profit organization working to support, promote and advocate forest conservation to ensure the long-term survival of the nationally threatened Angolan black and white colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and other primates on the South Coast of Kenya, mainly in Diani.

Colobus Conservation was founded in January 1997 and was as a direct result of local residents in Diani becoming extremely concerned by the impact of human development on the populations of primate species in the area, especially due to the high number of road accidents involving colobus monkeys.

Sadly the need for our work has intensified over the years, due to increased development within the Diani area. To meet demands Colobus Conservation has broadened its’ programs focusing on habitat conservation, community linkages, people/primate conflict management, welfare, education and eco-tourism awareness programme. The work of Colobus Conservation is recognized internationally by AZA Colobus Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) accreditation.

Colobus Conservation is a Kenyan registered, not for profit company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital.

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.


  • Conserve and protect the Angolan Colobus and other primate species and their habitats in Coastal Kenya
  • Inspire interest and participation through education, research and awareness in primate and environmental conservation
  • To reduce the impact of human development on the environment in Diani and coastal Kenya
  • Respond and deliver a high quality primate rescue and rehabilitation service
  • Be a considerate employer through training and fair wage structure
  • To be financially sustainable, producing high quality valuable work with transparent governance