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Conservation Status and Determinants of Golden Monkey Abundance in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Golden monkey (Cerecopithecus mitis kandti) populations in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) have continued to decline over past years, despite improved protection. This study aimed to determine the important factors affecting populations of this endangered sub-species of C. mitis in the Virunga ranges, with particular reference to the MGNP. Specifically, it aimed to: determine habitat characteristics important for maintenance of the Golden monkey population, determine which foods are important to Golden monkeys and consider this in light of what is known for related subspecies in other habitats.