This species qualifies as Vulnerable
because it is inferred to have a small population, given the small area of
suitable primary forest habitat within its range.
Historically, large areas of forest
were cleared for coffee and cocoa plantations. Today, land privatisation
is leading to an increase in the number of small farms and the clearance
of trees. This does not currently affect primary forest, but may be a
threat in the future3. Limited areas of secondary and
primary forest, particularly in the north of its range, are threatened by
clearance for cultivation, timber and fuelwood-collection. Hunting is a
threat, particularly in the most accessible areas of primary forest1.
Road developments along the east and west coasts are increasing access to
previously remote areas3.
Protection of primary forest as a zona
ecologica and a national park has been proposed. A new law providing
for the gazetting of protected areas and the protection of threatened
species awaits final ratification3.
*Research its ecological
requirements and key threats, including levels of hunting, in order to
produce conservation recommendations. *Ensure legal protection of all
remaining primary forest. *List it as a protected species under national
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