Chimpanzee image courtesy of Limbe Wildlife Centre
Chimpanzees in Nigeria
and western Cameroon
The Nigeria-Cameroon, or Gulf of Guinea chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) is the most endangered currently recognized subspecies of chimpanzee in Africa. There are estimated to be between 3,500 and 9,000 individuals in Nigeria and western Cameroon. While there is an increasing body of knowledge on their taxonomy, genetics, morphology and distribution, relatively little is known of their ecology, behaviour, culture and conservation status - certainly compared to the other chimpanzee subspecies in Africa.
Download a copy of the Conservation Action Plan in French or English, optionally at a high resolution

Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti)
English (5.5MB, PDF)

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Plan d'action regional pour la conservation du chimpanze du Nigeria-Cameroun (Pan troglodytes ellioti)
French (5.4MB, PDF)

Or in French at high resolution (40MB)