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Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary


About 100km north of Kumasi and 22km north of Nkoransa off the Wa road, is the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary -a remarkably successful experiment in community conservation. The villagers of Boabeng and Fiema have a traditional veneration for the large numbers of monkeys living in the small patch of forest nearby. The sacred grove, just 4.5 square kilometers, has been set aside under their guardianship and they run the guesthouse as well as keeping an eye on the primates. The forest has one of the highest densities of monkeys of any forest in West Africa and inhabitants include Lowe's mona monkey and the black and white colobus. There is a threat hanging over the reserve, however, from the rapidly increasing human population and the ravages of dry season bush fires.

Last Updated on Tuesday 24th November 2009

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