Name of Engagement

Ruth Bowers-Sword, Graduate Student, Studies the Colubus Monkey

Description

Red colobus monkeys are among the most endangered groups of primates in Africa, with all 17 species threatened with extinction. These monkeys are endemic to the forests of southeastern Nigeria and western Cameroon and are threatened by bushmeat hunting and habitat loss.

For four months, Ruth investigated the status of this endangered population in the Ndokbou forest of Cameroon. Read about her research at the link below:

Web Presence

https://www.jmu.edu/news/2020/04/15-bio-grad-research-in-cameroon.shtml

Involvement

Involves Students

Scope

International Scope

Date

2020

Frequency

One Time Only

Existing Center/Institute/Program

no

Primary Focus of Program

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

Areas of Engagement

Engaged Learning

Format

Research

On/Off campus

Off campus

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