Golden-bellied Mangabey Cercocebus chrysogaster

Golden-bellied Mangabey Cercocebus chrysogaster

Golden-bellied Mangabey Cercocebus chrysogaster

The Democratic Republic of Congo

Endangered

Golden-bellied Mangabeys are only found in the Democratic Republic of Congo in tropical rainforests. They are known for their striking bright yellow and gold bellies which is easily distinguishable from their orange fur. They breed once per year, giving birth to one offspring that will not be fully independent until they are 4 to 5 years old. They are a nomadic, social species that travel in groups from 8 to 30 individuals. They have pouches in their cheeks which allow them to transport food.

Golden-bellied Mangabeys are gregarious and social primates that are #endangered in the #DRC #Congo from the #bushmeat trade and #deforestation for #palmoil. They have no known conservation activities. #Boycott4Wildlife.

High numbers of Golden-bellied Mangabeys are killed for the commercial bushmeat trade across their range. This has led to ongoing dramatic population declines. The species appears to be highly vulnerable to hunting.

The species is also threatened by habitat loss due to logging, leading to declines in range area and range occupancy. Inogwabini et al. (2013) report that west of the Lake Mai-Ndombe, where the species no longer occurs, local communities reported their disappearance over the course of two decades following the arrival of intensive logging. Industrial-scale logging concessions have been delimited in about 30% of the species’ range. Additional smaller-scale logging operations are widespread in the western range (Ministry of Environment 2013), thus the proportion of the species’ range vulnerable to habitat loss and degradation is likely higher.

The species is also threatened by habitat loss due to logging, leading to declines in range area and range occupancy. Inogwabini et al. (2013) report that west of the Lake Mai-Ndombe, where the species no longer occurs, local communities reported their disappearance over the course of two decades following the arrival of intensive logging.

IUCN red list
Golden-bellied Mangabey Cercocebus chrysogaster

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Further Information

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Hart, J.A. & Thompson, J. 2020. Cercocebus chrysogaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T4207A17956177. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T4207A17956177.en. Downloaded on 12 March 2021.


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