Senegal2018-11-23T19:20:00+00:00

Western chimpanzees in Senegal are found in 2 sites: in Tambacounda, in the southeast part of the country, and in the Niokolo-Koba National Park. This population of chimpanzees is the northernmost one, and faces many threats, such as habitat loss, fragmentation of remaining forests, and competition with humans for access to food and water. Religious beliefs in Senegal give chimpanzees a very special status in the animal kingdom and protection from hunting, due to the species’ similarities with mankind

GREAT APES DISTRIBUTION IN SENEGAL

KEY STATISTICS

SPECIES

GREAT APE POPULATIONS

  • Western chimpanzee: 500-600 (est.)

AREA

196,712 km2

THREATS

  • Human Encroachment,
  • Deforestation

HUMAN POPULATION

16.3 million