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Title: Confirmation of the presence of the red-capped mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus) in Mayumba National Park, Southern Gabon and Conkouati-Douli National Park, Southern Republic of Congo
Authors: Maisels, Fiona
Pambou, Makaya Quevain
Onononga, Jean-Robert
Contact Email: boo.maisels@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Red-capped mangabey
white-collared mangabey
Cercocebus
biogeography
distribution
Congo
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Publisher: Conservation International
Citation: Maisels F, Pambou Makaya Q & Onononga J (2007) Confirmation of the presence of the red-capped mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus) in Mayumba National Park, Southern Gabon and Conkouati-Douli National Park, Southern Republic of Congo, Primate Conservation, 22, pp. 111-115.
Abstract: Surveys were carried out in Gabon in Mayumba National Park in 2006 and in the Conkouati-Douli National Park in the Republic of Congo in 1996 and 2000. Red-capped mangabeys, Cercocebus torquatus, (also known as white-collared mangabeys) were recorded in both parks in areas about 30 km distant from hunting pressure. The distribution of this species is known to extend from west of the Niger River to just south of the Ogooué River in Gabon, but its presence in Southern Congo, while suspected in 1949, had never been confirmed. These observations extend the confirmed published range by about 250 km south, and into the Republic of Congo. The published distribution is probably much too uniform, as the species now appears to be absent in areas with even low to medium hunting pressure. We call for resurveys of the sites where it has been previously recorded in the past to confirm continued presence and to clarify its conservation status. We also call for surveys along the coastal forests outside protected areas, especially within Gabon, to identify remaining populations.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/19721
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1896/052.022.0110
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Published in Primate Conservation 22(1): 111-115, 2007. By Conservation International. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1896/052.022.0110
Affiliation: Wildlife Conservation Society (Africa Program)
Wildlife Conservation Society (Africa Program)
Wildlife Conservation Society (Africa Program)

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