Côte d’Ivoire; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Sierra Leone
This is a predominantly arboreal species found in a variety of forest types including primary, secondary, and gallery forest, woodland savanna, tree and shrub savanna, mangroves and residential gardens (Starin 1991, Galat-Luong and Galat 2005, Struhsaker 2010, Butynski et al. 2013). In general Western Red Colobus prefer mature old growth moist forest, where they use the main canopy at 20-40 m height (50% of time, Galat-Luong 1983), and typically travel on the larger branches (McGraw 1998); however, the northern populations also spend time travelling, resting, playing, feeding and grooming on the ground (Starin 1991).
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The Western Red Colobus is listed as Endangered, as the species is estimated to have undergone a decline exceeding 50% during the past three generations (ca 30 years). Insufficient survey data preclude the estimation of a total population size for Piliocolobus badius; however, recent surveys report significant population declines and/or local extirpations. The scale of the decline is inferred from rates of human-induced habitat loss, and evidence of unsustainable rates of hunting.
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McGraw, S., Minhós, T., Bersacola, E., Ferreira da Silva, M.J., Galat, G., Galat-Luong, A., Gonedelé Bi, S., Mayhew, M., Oates, J.F. & Starin, E.D. 2020. Piliocolobus badius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T161247840A161259430. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-1.RLTS.T161247840A161259430.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2021.
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