Date Published: May 2012
Note: The Species Profile for the Guereza has been prepared by a
consultant on behalf of a wildlife park. The accompanying risk
assessment has been undertaken by the Department.
The guereza, (Colobus guereza), is a large glossy black monkey
with a white mantle and a tail tuft. It is found in diverse regions of
equatorial Africa. The natural range of this species is approximately
268,000 km2, from the area of the Donga River region of Nigeria and the
Yabassi District of Cameroon, eastwards across the Oubangui River from
the Central African Republic to the northern Democratic Republic of the
Congo, and then discontinuously eastwards to southern Sudan, Uganda, the
Kenyan and Ethiopian highlands, and Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and
the Kah District of Tanzania.
Colobus guereza is not globally threatened and is listed as
least concern by the IUCN. Although this species is locally threatened
in parts of its range, the guereza remains relatively widespread and
abundant, and, owing to its tolerance of forest degradation, is
considered to be one of the least threatened species of colobus monkey.
The guereza is listed on Appendix II to the Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna and export and
import of this species is therefore subject to regulation under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
The guereza is a 'controlled animal' under the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Act 2002.
The risk assessment concludes that the Guereza is a 'moderate' threat to
Tasmania and recommends that imports be restricted to those licence
holders approved for keeping moderate threat species.
Assessment DocumentationRisk Assessment Mantled Guereza (Colobus guereza) Risk Assessment (121Kb)
Mantled Guereza (Colobus guereza) Species Profile (688Kb)