Action: Create natural habitat islands within agricultural land
- We found no evidence for the effects of creating natural habitat islands within agricultural land on primate populations.
Some primate species, such as the king colobus monkey Colobus polykomos in central Ghana can survive in relatively small forest fragments (Kankam & Sicotte 2012). It is therefore thought that creating or conserving islands covered by natural habitat within agricultural land could enhance the conservation of primate species living in such agroecosystems.
Kankam B.O. & Sicotte P. (2012) The effect of forest fragment characteristics on abundance of Colobus vellerosus in the forest-savanna transition zone of Ghana. Folia Primatologica, 24, 84, 74–86.