Environmental Africa - The Good and The Bad
I recently visited Nigeria - a rarely trodden part of the world (with the fear of kidnapping and a desperate shortage of infrastructure amongst only a few of the obstacles laid to bare). Whilst in an extremely remote part of the country - where some independent rain forest conservation effort is taking place in an attempt to salvage what historically was one of the most biodiverse environments on the planet - I came across a small number of monkeys.
These Eyes were opportunistically captured around the Afi mountain of these rain forests and attempt to tell the story of a baby "Mandrill" monkey - which belongs to a small colony of the highly endangered Mandrillus leucophaeus (native to the Cross River southeastern region of this part of the African sub-continent).
One wonders what - if anything - can be done to stop this catastrophic degradation, which has already led to the loss of about 80% of the original rain forest!
Photo credits: Edosaodaro.