Monday, 25 September 2017

Light at the end of the tunnel: Restored forest now shelters dozens of endangered species


Date:  September 14, 2017
Source:  Pensoft Publishers
Summary:
A twenty-year effort to protect and manage tiny remnants of a dilapidated forest in Benin, along with its agricultural and fallow vegetation surroundings, resulted in 14 ha of rich secondary forest, which corresponds to the size of nearly 20 sacred groves. This sanctuary now protects the critically endangered red-bellied monkey together with 52 endangered plant species.


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