Ghana, Ivory Coast
This highly arboreal species was once confined to moist evergreen and moist semi-deciduous primary and old secondary lowland forests and swamp forests.
The Roloway Monkey is one of the most threatened monkeys of the Upper Guinean Forest block (Oates 1996). They have previously been recorded from a number of protected areas across the region. However, tragically recent surveys failed to confirm the presence of Roloway monkeys in several forest reserves in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. There is no known conservation project in place to protect them.
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A mean group size of 6.85 (range: 2.89–11.85) and a population density of 36 individuals per km² were recorded in parts of the Tanoé swamp forest in Côte d’Ivoire during a survey in 2009 (S. Gonedelé Bi, unpublished data).
This species is threatened by hunting and habitat degradation and loss. The relatively large body size of this species, its conspicuousness and the value of its meat and skin make it a preferred target of hunters.
Between 2001 and 2017, Côte d’Ivoire is estimated to have lost 17% of its tree cover (Global Forest Watch 2019) and this loss has been exacerbated by a large increase in the human population in the southern forest zone.
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Koné, I., Oates, J.F., Dempsey, A., Gonedelé Bi, S., McGraw, S. & Wiafe, E. 2019. Cercopithecus roloway. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T4232A92384429. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-1.RLTS.T4232A92384429.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2021.
Emmanuel Danquah1 and Elvis Hackman Tetteh Logging Activity Adversely Impacts Primate Diversity and Density in the Kwabre Rainforest of Ghana. International Journal of Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/7497326
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