What impact, if any, do the activities of people who live in the forested areas of Ghana have on Roloway monkey behavior?

In all parts of the world *pristine areas where plants and animals live are under pressure because of increasing human population and development. Forests are being cleared for agriculture and industry, and species of animals and plants are going extinct at an alarming rate.

If these plant and animal species are to survive, then we must understand how our behaviors and activities affect them. We can then put in place conservation measures that protect plants and animals. It is important that these measures also allow the people who share these habitats to continue to improve their *standard of living.

Many people live around the protected forests of Ghana. Their economic well-being is tied to the *natural resources found there. A goal of this study is to understand the lifestyles and natural resource requirements of the local people. This will help us understand how people's activities affect monkey populations. It is essential that any conservation action involves and is completely supported by the local human population. We will interview local people to attempt to determine how their activities might affect the monkeys.

So what?

How does answering the question, "What impact do the activities of people have on Roloway monkey behavior?" help us create a conservation plan that protects the monkeys and benefits the local people?

You can find out what data we collected and the tools we used to collect the data by checking the daily data page. Just like us though, you will need to analyze the data in order to draw any conclusions.

Background Information


The habitat where Roloway monkeys are found is under pressure. Forests are being cleared by logging practices or for agriculture. Illegal hunting for the bushmeat trade is taking an overwhelming toll on the wildlife of the forests.