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Primate Conservation in the Rangeland Agroecosystem of Laikipia County, Central Kenya

Latest publication by the Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

Abstract: Maintenance of the diversity of primates depends not only on the conservation of protected areas, but also on the conservation of areas that lack formal protection and are occupied by people, crops, and/or livestock.

Mount Kilimanjaro Guereza: a New Subspecies of Primate for Kenya

By Thomas Butynski & Yvonne de Jong
Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme & Eastern Africa Primate Diversity and Conservation Program

Africa harbours a great diversity of primates, most of which are endemic to the continent. Of the 25 genera and 93 species of primate in Africa, Kenya has 12 genera, 19 species and 24 subspecies, and Tanzania has 14 genera, 27 species and 28 subspecies. Although primates are one of the best studied taxonomic groups in East Africa, their biogeography, abundance, and conservation status remains poorly understood.