Primates of West Africa Pocket Guide

Traveling to West Africa?  Want to identify primates? This is a must-have companion to your trip.


This laminated pocket guide with over 80 color illustrations to identify species and individual maps for locating them is the tool to have on hand. In addition, each species description includes arboreality, the type of habitat where it can be found and its conservation status is listed.  Extensive maps of the region show country borders, major rivers and types of natural vegetation zones.   You can use the checklist to note the location and date of the species you find. And it truly fits in your pocket!

This pocket identification guide covers the primates of West Africa to the north and west of the Sanaga River in Cameroon, including those of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d�Ivoire, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

ISBN: 978-1-934151-22-8.  First Edition.

To Order

Primates of West Africa Pocket Guide can be purchased directly from Conservation International for $7.95 (shipping free within the continental US). Simply print and fill out the order form, and follow the instructions to mail it or fax it to CI.

Download the order form (PDF - 13.2 KB)

International customers can now order this title through our new distributor, NHBS Environment Bookstore.


You might also be interested in our full Primates of West Africa Field Guide.
This comprehensive guide provides a brief introduction to the region, its topography, climate, vegetation, native peoples and history, and includes as well essays on the classification and evolutionary history of the region's primates, and a review of conservation activities and primate field research projects since the 1960's. It is richly illustrated with full-color plates by Stephen D. Nash, distribution maps for every species and subspecies, and more than 140 color photographs of the primates and their habitats. Learn more �


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