Mbe Mountains

Country:
Nigeria

Conservation status:
community reserve

Area:
c. 85 km²

Height:
110–900 m

Gorillas:
25–30 Cross River gorillas

Gorilla tourism:
not possible


Using Technology in the Mbe Mountains

The Mbe Mountains form part of an important habitat corridor linking Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary to the Okwangwo Division of Cross River National...

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Bushmeat Hunting Changes African Rainforests

Hunting often devastates populations of large mammals, and this may have impact on other animal and plant communities. In two recent studies (Effiom...

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Approaches to Saving Gorillas in Nigeria

WCS education coordinator, Mark Otu (right), hands over the keys of a snail pen to one of the project beneficiaries, John Kidze, as he receives hunting gear from him (© WCS)

Cross River gorillas face diverse threats resulting from high human population densities around the areas they inhabit. Efforts to save these gorillas...

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Monitoring Gorillas in Nigeria

Comparison of encounter rate of human sign (per km) in Boshi Extension, Mbe Mountains and Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary (© Inaoyom Imong)

From March to August 2009, surveys were conducted to evaluate the status of gorillas and other diurnal primates and their habitat at four gorilla...

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Nigeria: Cross River Gorillas

The new camp in Mbe is constructed (© Andrew Dunn)

Improving Gorilla Protection in the Mbe MountainsCovering an area of about 80 km² the Mbe Mountains is one of three sites in Nigeria where gorillas...

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Important Forest Corridor for Gorillas under Threat

The Afi River Forest Reserve survey team

The Afi River Forest Reserve is an area lying between two sites in Nigeria where the Cross River gorilla is known to occur - the Afi Mountain Wildlife...

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Conservation in the Mbe Mountains, Nigeria

The Mbe eco-guards (© Andrew Dunn)

The Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) is Africa's most endangered taxon of ape, threatened by bushmeat hunting, conversion of forest for...

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News from Nigeria 2006

Construction of a Base Camp

Base camp in the Mbe Mountains (© Andrew Dunn)

In the Mbe Reserve a base camp was constructed with our donation.

Related News:
News from Nigeria

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Update on Nigeria: WCS's Work

A Report from Nigeria 1998