Western chimpanzee populations in Côte d’Ivoire have declined dramatically, dropping by 90% in less than 20 years. Populations are found primarily in the center and the south of the country, within a forest and forest-savanna mosaic ecosystem. Half of the population is found in national parks, with the largest population being in the Taï National Park.
GREAT APES DISTRIBUTION IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE
GREAT APE POPULATIONS
- Western chimpanzee: 580 (332-940)
- Human encroachment
- Civil unrest