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Ghana | Critically endangered monkey found in forest slated for mining; conservationists call for NP

While surveying the rainforests of eastern Ghana’s Atewa mountain range, scientists stumbled upon a surprise as they were checking footage from their camera traps: monkeys with long tails and distinctive, dark, sideburn-like markings on their faces.


The monkeys, to the scientists’ amazement, were white-naped mangabeys (Cercocebus lunulatus), a species of ground-dwelling primate listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. White-naped mangabeys are known to exist in a handful of forests in the western part of the country, as well as eastern Code d’Ivoire and southern Burkina Faso. But never before had scientists recorded them in eastern Ghana.


https://news.mongabay.com/2018/01/critically-endangered-monkeys-found-in-ghana-forest-slated-for-mining/

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