Ghana’s Forest Primates: Unpublished Reports

John F. Oates and Thomas T. Struhsaker

Dear Colleagues:

We have archived a number of unpublished reports relating to the status and conservation of the primates of Ghana’s rain forests, dating from 1971 through 2010.  These reports are important from an historical perspective and because they provide baseline data that help us better understand trends in Ghana’s primate populations and their forest habitats.  We are making these reports available in the hopes that they will assist in the development of effective conservation action plans.  A number of the reports included here do not deal specifically with primates, but they are relevant because they pertain to some key primate habitats.

In addition, we include below a list of publications dealing with Ghana’s forest primates, their habitats, and other wildlife.

We thank Anthony Rylands and Jill Lucena of Conservation International for their assistance in making this list available to a wider audience.

Published articles:

Asibey, E. O. A. 1978. Primate conservation in Ghana. Pp. 55-74 in D.J. Chivers and W. Lane-Petter (eds.), Recent Advances in Primatology, Volume 2, Conservation. Academic Press, London.

Booth, A. H. 1956. The distribution of primates in the Gold Coast. Journal of the West African Science Association 2: 122-133.

Buzzard, P. J. and Parker, A. J. A. 2012. Surveys from the Subri River Forest Reserve, Ghana. African Primates 7(2): 175-183.

Jeffrey, S. M. 1970. Ghana’s forest wildlife in danger. Oryx 10: 240-243.

McGraw, W. S. 2005. Update on the search for Miss Waldron’s red colobus monkey. International Journal of Primatology 26 (3): 605-619.

Oates, J. F., Struhsaker, T. T. and Whitesides, G. H. 1996/1997. Extinction faces Ghana’s red colobus monkey and other locally endemic subspecies. Primate Conservation 1996/1997 (17): 138-144.

Oates, J. F., Abedi-Lartey, M., McGraw, W. S., Struhsaker, T. T. and Whitesides, G.H. 2000. Extinction of a West African red colobus monkey. Conservation Biology 14(5): 1526-1532.

Osei, D., Horwich, R. H. and Pittman, J. M. 2015. First sightings of the roloway monkey (Cercopithecus diana roloway) in Ghana in ten years and the status of other endangered primates in southwestern Ghana. African Primates 10: 25-40.

Struhsaker, T. T. and Oates, J. F. 1995. The biodiversity crisis in south-western Ghana. African Primates 1(1): 5-6.

Wiafe, E.D. 2016. Population studies of Lowe’s monkey (Mammalia: Primates: Cercopithecidae: Cercopithecus lowei Thomas, 1923) in Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8 (2): 8434-8442.