Pointer Critically endangered monkeys found in Ghana forest slated for mining

Release date 16/10/2018
Contributor Vincent Awotwe-Pratt
Pointer http://gh.chm-cbd.net/links/biodiversity/national-parks-and-game-reserves/critically-endamgered-species-found-at-atewa

White-naped mangabeys (Cercocebus lunulatus), a species of ground-dwelling primate listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN have been discovered at Atewa, one of Ghana's upland evergreen forests facing possible degradation as a result of bauxite mining. White-naped mangabeys are known to exist in a handful of forests in the western part of the country, as well as eastern Code d’Ivoire and southern Burkina Faso. But never before had scientists recorded them in eastern Ghana.