Primate Info Net Banner Wisconsin PRC Logo

Colobus Conservation (Established 1997 (ongoing))
Conservation Agency
Web Site:

Director: Pam Cunneyworth
Phone: + 254 (0) 40 320 3519   Fax: + 254 (0) 40 320 3519   E-Mail:
P.O. Box 5380, Diani Beach 80401 KENYA
Affiliations: Born Free Foundation, local and international grants and donations

Mission: Colobus Conservation Ltd (formerly Wakuluzu: Friends of the Colobus Trust) is a not-for-profit organisation that works to support, promote and advocate forest conservation as the primary means of ensuring the long-term survival of the Angolan black and white colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and other primates on the South Coast of Kenya, mainly in Diani.
The organisation was established in 1996 after local residents in Diani became concerned by the impact of human development on the populations of Angolan black and white colobus monkeys and other primate species in the area, especially due to a number of road accidents involving colobus monkeys.
The objective of Colobus Conservation is three-fold: conservation, education and animal welfare. Colobus Conservation aims to promote, in close co-operation with other organisations and local communities, the protection of the remaining Coastal Forest in Diani and its re-forestation to secure a natural habitat for the Angolan colobus monkey and the long-term survival of the species. The preservation of the remaining population in Diani and primate wellbeing is ensured through the animal welfare program that involves animal rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and above all education programs to school children from the hinterland of Diani/Ukunda and working closely with the local communities and the Kaya (sacred forest) elders. Colobus Conservation is the only organisation in Diani that does this work and the only place in Kenya with a rehabilitation program for monkeys who have been kept in captivity.

Principal Research Programs: Volunteer positions open all year round for specialists and non-specialists.We encourage volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds with varying skills to apply. Detailed information can be found on this web page:

Number of Staff: 11

Supported Species: Cercopithecus albogularis (Sykes' monkey), Chlorocebus pygerythrus (vervet), Papio cynocephalus (yellow baboon)

Last Updated: 2016-10-07

[Edit Entry] [Delete Entry] [Search IDP]