Temminck’s Red Colobus Research Opportunity
Project Wild Gambia (PWG) is offering an opportunity for people to help them monitor and study primate populations in The Gambia, West Africa. The trip will last for 2 weeks and includes visits to all of the key conservation sites and habitats found in that hugely diverse country...
...The first week will be spent acclimatising at the coast followed by a big trip upriver to monitor the newly confirmed population of the Endangered Temminck’s red colobus.
In Jan 2020 PWG conducted the only repeatable transect in the world for Temminck's red colobus which added 600 individuals to the known World population of 2500! During this trip, we will also expect to encounter and monitor all of the Gambia’s other primates (Guinea baboon, patas monkey, green monkey and bushbabies) as well as a range of other impressive species such as hippos, West African crocodiles and possible even West African manatees!
All trips are bespoke so that they are as exciting as possible. This expedition has a focus on primates but the PWG team would love to know if you have any other specific interests and they will try their best to incorporate them. Other species we can expect to see include the Critically Endangered hooded vultures, green turtles, guitarfish and Atlantic humpback dolphins.
Let me know if you’re interested and we can arrange a zoom with PWG to hear about more of their exciting ventures! In the meantime here are some useful links:
If you have any further questions, let me know!