Reaching for the trees

It is 2018, the 4th of January. Myself and assistant DB are leopard-crawling through mud while clinging vines and thorn branches obstruct our mission: that being to locate the identity behind the primate “pyow” vocalizations at the site of the vervet monkey sleeping tree at 6.30 am.  “If only we could move through the trees the way they do”, DB says looking up into densely packed branches that stretch over forty metres high.

Declining primate populations – where samangos and humans meet

Sixty percent of primate species are heading towards extinction According to the most recent scientific assessment, human influence has caused 60% of wild primate species to head towards extinction with three quarters declining steadily.

The Web of Life – Biodiversity

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Irreplaceable Afromontane forests – where the threatened subspecies of samango monkey, Cercopithecus mitis labiatus, resides – are found on moist southern slopes from the Cape to Limpopo. The forests are fragmented and vulnerable due to increased demands for forest resources, invaders and degradation. An important aspect of our ToPS (Threatened or … Continue reading The Web of Life – Biodiversity