Bioko Island may be the last remaining place on Earth you could call a monkey paradise; its environment is one of the most densely populated with monkeys in all of Africa. Its landscape of lush rainforests, soaring cliffs and black sand beaches includes nearly a dozen species of primates. But the monkeys in Bioko’s seeming paradise aren’t quite thriving there. Nearly all of the monkeys on Bioko are endangered — many critically — and a major threat is the profit-driven bushmeat trade that persists despite laws prohibiting it in the nation of Equatorial Guinea, Bioko’s home.
Who can turn the tide to save the monkeys? It might just be a turtle biologist with a video camera.
My colleague Tim Hyland tells the tale in the…
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