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Save the Niger Delta Red Colobus from Extinction

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Project Overview

The forests of the Niger Delta are the only home of the Critically Endangered Niger Delta Red Colobus.

  • Species at Risk

    5 Species

  • Carbon density

    345,444 mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    SW/Niger Delta Forest Project

  • Acres Conserved by

    Designation

Project Cost: $359,576
Funding Raised: $359,576

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Nigeria
Acres

2,492

Project Overview

The forests of the Niger Delta are the only home of the Critically Endangered Niger Delta Red Colobus.

  • Species at Risk

    5 Species

  • Carbon density

    345,444 mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    SW/Niger Delta Forest Project

  • Acres Conserved by

    Designation

Project Cost: £260,562
Funding Raised: £260,562

Please note that your donation may not be immediately reflected in the funding thermometer above.

Nigeria
Acres

2,492

Stop reckless oil production

The forested wetlands of the Niger Delta contain incredible biological importance as the largest River Delta in Africa, but since the 1950s this region has been plagued as the continent’s top oil producing region. The biggest names in the oil industry rely on this land for their supply, leading to reckless deforestation and pollution from almost daily oil spills. Compounded by extreme poverty and historical political unrest, the Niger Delta is suffering.

For the many endemic resident species, there is little opportunity left for survival without protection. The Critically Endangered and endemic Niger Delta Red Colobus was described by science just 30 years ago. Since then, populations have dropped nearly 80% due to habitat loss and bushmeat hunting and has ranked among the world’s 25 most threatened primates for the last decade. Less than 500 individuals remain in the wild. We must act now.

Did you know?

80%

of the Niger Delta Red Colobus population has declined due to habitat loss and bushmeat hunting.

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Niger Delta Red Colobus (CR)

White Bellied Pangolin
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The White Bellied Pangolin (EN). Pangolin scales are highly valued in traditional medicine.

African Grey Parrot
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African Grey Parrot (EN), by Henner Damke

Save an entire species

Rainforest Trust and our partner, the SW/Niger Delta Forest Project, need your help as we work urgently to safeguard a 2,492- acre protected area that will safeguard a key portion of this highly threatened area, and nearly all of the remaining Niger Delta Red Colobus population.

This project will also save habitat for the endemic Sclater’s Guenon (EN) and Nigerian Putty-nosed Monkey (EN) and the Nigerian White-throated Monkey (EN), Grey Parrot (EN), White-bellied Pangolins (EN) and Red-capped Mangabeys (EN).

Help local communities take back their land

Local communities will take their land back and maintain stewardship and ownership of this conservation effort, ultimately ensuring the project’s long-term sustainability.

Your support in protecting a small piece of habitat in the core of this vulnerable region can save an entire species and provide a successful model for others to replicate.

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Our partners’ ability to work with their governments and build strong connections with local communities ensures the successful implementation of our projects.

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