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Primate Research in Eastern Africa

The Eastern Africa Primate Diversity and Conservation Program is a long term research program based in Kenya. The program, founded in 2003, focuses mainly on primate biogeography, diversity, taxonomy and conservation in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. However, the program also looks into the biogeography of other African mammals including the desert warthog, various antilope species and the African golden cat.

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    The Manyara Monkey: A New Subspecies of Monkey Endemic to Tanzania

    Thomas Butynski and Yvonne de Jong, Eastern Africa Primate Diversity and Conservation Program The taxonomy of the Gentle Monkey Cercopithecus mitis has been debated for many decades, mainly due to the complex and wide distribution of its many subspecies. Tanzania and Kenya, together, support no fewer than eight of the currently recognized 17 subspecies.  In […]

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    Annotated list of large birds extirpated from Laikipia County, Kenya, and some of conservation concern

    Note Thomas M. Butynski & Yvonne A. de Jong Eastern Africa Primate Diversity and Conservation Program & Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme Introduction Laikipia County (ca. 9,700 km²), central Kenya, comprises a highly diverse landscape of grassland, bushland, woodland, dry forest, moist forest, riverine forest, wetland, and farmland.

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    Eastern Kenya – September 2018

    Photographs by Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski.    

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