And in more wildlife news, a new monkey species has been identified in the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo…
The lesula is related to previously identified owl-faced monkeys but genetically different and we think he’s a very handsome chap. Sadly, in spite of its new status, there are already fears for the lesula’s fate, as it is hunted for bushmeat. Let’s hope that hitting the headlines can help give it a status that will help conservationists protect it.
Conservation is a thorny issue for many African countries, with wild fauna and flora both increasingly endangered by human activity, whether from climate change, deforestation, or human-animal conflict like the elephants of Samburu in Kenya.
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