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Watamu is back to repopulating with monkeys

The climate pushes colobus and baboons towards the tides

06-10-2020 di redazione

Bad news does not always bring as much bad news, sometimes it rains in the dry and not in the wet.
The inevitable progress that is also coming in the coastal tourist towns of Malindi and Watamu, with the related problems of deforestation to build new houses and sheds, and the climate change that makes the land drier at certain times of the year on the coast, are causing some animal species to look for new habitats to move better and find food and situations favourable to their life and reproduction.
In this case, according to data from two environmental associations that have conducted studies in Watamu and Mida Creek, they are returning to the sea, and it is also happening in Malindi from which they had almost disappeared, monkeys and baboons.
In Watamu in the Turtle Bay area, the colobus, which usually populate another seaside resort in Kenya, Diani Beach, can be seen again.
But it is increasingly likely to see baboons, both in the thick marine vegetation of Casuarina in Malindi (between Kilili Baharini and Dorado Cottages) and on the Malindi-Gede road. Baboons are known to be numerous in the Gede forest. Many of them are moving from the Arabuko Sokoke forest because of the work contracted by the Chinese in search of natural gas and oil nearby. The work has been stopped for a few months now.
Someone in the area also says that monkeys and dogs in Gede were smuggled to the Chinese themselves to be eaten.
But despite the decline in these animal species in 2015, there is no evidence that this has happened.

 

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