Liberia2018-11-23T19:18:37+00:00

As many as 200,000 chimpanzees were thought to exist in the tropical rainforests of Liberia in the late 1980s, but that number may be just a few thousand today. Years of civil war and political instability have decimated the nation’s wildlife and limited the impact and capacity of law enforcement. Significant populations of chimpanzees can still be found in the mountainous forest of Mount Nimba and the Tai-Grebo-Sapo-Cestos tropical forest complex that straddles Liberia and Ivory Coast, which harbors more than 8,000 chimpanzees between the 2 nations

GREAT APES DISTRIBUTION IN LIBERIA

KEY STATISTICS

SPECIES

GREAT APE POPULATIONS

  • Western chimpanzee: 7,008 (4,260-11,590)

AREA

111,369 km2

THREATS

  • Deforestation
  • Human Encroachment
  • Mining
  • Civil unrest
  • Poaching

HUMAN POPULATION

4.8 million