The greatest threat to the Angolan colobus monkey is habitat destruction, and in Kenya, the once extensive coastal forests that they depend on have been reduced to a fragmented patchwork along a narrow coastal strip. Sadly, forest loss and degradation are continuing due to pressures from agricultural expansion, urban development, tree cutting and clearance for mining. Colobus Conservation was established in 1997 to promote conservation of the colobus monkey and address the threats to its survival. The organization works in partnership with local communities to promote the conservation of the colobus and other endemic primate species, and the unique coastal forest habitat they depend on. Today, Colobus Conservation programs focus on habitat conservation and community linkages, as well as human/primate conflict management, welfare, education, and research. To learn more, visit colobusconservation.org.