Equatorial Guinea2018-11-23T19:15:46+00:00

Western Lowland gorillas and Central chimpanzees are found in Río Muni, in the center of Equatorial Guinea, but the actual size of the gorilla population remains unknown. Apes in Equatorial Guinea are known to face various threats, including bushmeat hunting (eating great ape meat no longer being a taboo in the country) and human encroachment linked to deforestation.

GREAT APES DISTRIBUTION IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA

KEY STATISTICS

SPECIES

GREAT APE POPULATIONS

  • Central chimpanzee: 4,290 (2,894-7,985)
  • Western Lowland gorilla: 1,872

AREA

28,050 km2

THREATS

  • Human encroachment
  • Deforestation
  • Poaching
  • Disease

HUMAN POPULATION

1.3 million