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Miss Waldroni's red colobus, which is illustrated in the above drawing, has been declared extinct by researchers who have repeatedly looked for this endangered subspecies for the past several years. Extinction is difficult to prove absolutely, not finding something doesn't necessary mean it isn't there. But PCI funded researcher Dr. Scott McGraw believes there is no hope that this red colobus still exists in any forest it from which it was historically known to inhabit in Ghana and Ivory Coast. The major cause of its demise is the commercial hunting of primates and other wildlife for meat to be sold in local towns as well as urban area. There are several protected areas in which Miss Waldroni's was known to exist 10 to 20 years ago. Lack of effective law enforcement to protect endangered species within these protected areas is the reason this extinction happened. Sadly this maybe the first of many primates species we will never know or see as the exploding world population of humans destroys wildlife for food and profit.
Though PCI funded several surveys to find this species in hopes it could be saved, all we can say now is we must do better for the other more then 100 threatened and endangered monkeys and apes. Will you help us?
Other Primate Related Links
Bioko Primate Research A small island of Central West Africa and the research on the primates that inhabit it.
The Primate Information Network The most complete site for information on primates and primatologist including a jobs listing.
International Primate Protection League A web site dedicated to protecting primates from illegal smuggling and also a sanctuary for gibbons located in South Carolina.
Orangutan Foundation International
Balikpapan Orangutan Society - U.S.A.
The Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Web
site. www.wcs-congo.org This
CONSERVATION DATABASE for Lorises (Loris, Nycticebus) and Pottos (Arctocebus, Perodicticus), Prosimian Primates
Saveordelete.com Information from Greenpeace UK about illegal logging in Indonesia.
Illegal Trade Hotline
Find out about what you can do to help stop global climate change at
The Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), a global initiative of biodiversity conservation organizations, aims to prevent extinctions by identifying and safeguarding key sites where species are in imminent danger of disappearing. The goal of the Alliance is to create a front line of defense against extinction by eliminating threats and restoring habitat to allow species populations to rebound.
WildlifeDirect was established to provide support to these conservationists via the use of blogs – this enables anybody, anywhere to play a direct and interactive role in the survival of some of the world’s most precious species. We believe that the Internet provides an unprecedented means of bringing the remarkable efforts of these dedicated people to the attention of the world. WildlifeDirect takes no administration fee for the funds that are transferred through us so that the financial support can go to where it was intended in its entirety. http://www.wildlifedirect.org/
The following link is a great reference for people doing conservation education projects. The final chapter of the book has to do with evaluating the success of an education project. We highly recommend this book for people you are planning to apply for a grant to PCI that includes conservation education component.
Biodiversity: A Manual for Environmental Educators in the Tropics.
If you are unable to down load this chapter or book, please email the director at email@example.com and he will email you a copy.
PCI recommends the following articles for people doing conservation education projects.
Jacobson, Susan K. 1997. Rapid Assessment for Conservation Education (RACE). The Journal of Environmental Education 28(3): 10-19
Jacobson, Susan K. 1987. Conservation Education Programs: Evaluate and Improve Them. Environmental Conservation 14(3): 201-206
Jacobson, Susan K. [Ed.]. Conserving wildlife: international education and communication approaches. Columbia University Press. New York. 1995: i-xxxi, 1-302. Chapter pagination: 263-275.
For free pdf downloads of important IUCN conservation articles go to http://tinyurl.com/6lzlgx Titles include: Guidelines for management planning of protected areas
Economic values of protected areas : guidelines for protected area managers
Evaluating effectiveness : a framework for assessing management effectiveness of protected areas
Sustainable tourism in protected areas : guidelines for planning and management
www.sosgorilla.com Is a site where you can make a donation and help the gorillas through an easy and nice way: buying a piece of the gorilla photo on the picture map, as much pixels as you want. This area will show your site url or your name as visitors put the mouse over, and it will be also displayed at the bottom of the page.
Conservation Graduate programs
Program in Primate Conservation
Master’s program in International Nature
To Find out about how you can personally help study animals in the wild as part of research team go to Earthwatch's web site at http://www.earthwatch.org/expeditions/wright.html
Links to Web sites about other endangered species
The AFRICAN AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTALIST ASSOCIATION has articles about endangered animals for students. It was recommended by Mrs. Milller’s class in California.
If you would like a beautiful calendar for 2017 with primates on every page, please click this link
(a major part of the proceeds go to conservation organizations that protect
primates). Available only until February, 2017
September is PCI’s month
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