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Central Chimp

Save 100 metres of vulnerable forest

This gift buys 100 square metres of coastal forest connected to Douala-Edea Wildlife Reserve in Cameroon, to save this hugely important ecosystem and its chimpanzee inhabitants. This coastal Atlantic forest was recently identified as one of the most important conservation landscapes in Central Africa as the reserve's forests are home to several threatened primates including the Central Chimpanzee, Gabon Black Colobus Monkey and a refuge of African Forest Elephants.

However, much of the area continues to remain unprotected and growing resource pressure from neighbouring towns is threatening habitat degradation. This includes unsustainable poaching, fishing, plantation agriculture and petroleum exploration. Without a considered effort to protect this forest from hunters and urbanisation, Douala-Edea may not survive in the years to come.