LOCATION: PACIFIC COAST OF COLOMBIA
TARGET SPECIES: COLOMBIAN BLACK SPIDER MONKEY
CURRENT STATUS: IN PROGRESS
Community Conservation also is involved in another partnership with Neotropical Primate Conservation with the goal of conserving the habitat of the Colombian Black Spider monkey. The spider monkey is endangered, so it is crucial to work with the people living on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, the only place where the species is found.
This project launched in 2018 and the work is ongoing. Educational programs are being conducted with adult villagers, children at the local schools and young adults at area universities. Also, fieldwork is documenting and mapping the species so that mammalogists can better understand the needs of these monkeys. In addition, agreements are being facilitated between government bodies, indigenous communities and project partners to make further study and an action plan possible.