Chimpanzees live in the southwest part of Mali. This area, as typical of the southern area of the Sahel, is a steep savannah with marked seasons, in contrast with the usual habitat of chimpanzees. Threatened by habitat loss due to agricultural exploitation, the expansion of cattle grazing, timber exploitation, and mining, chimpanzees in Mali also suffer as a result of human-wildlife conflict or from hunting to satisfy the demand in urban areas for body parts, skin and meat.
GREAT APES DISTRIBUTION IN MALI
GREAT APE POPULATIONS
- Western chimpanzee: Present, (population size unknown)
- Human Encroachment