Coordinator: Luca Morino
Institution: Parc Zoologique de Paris
The Guinea baboon, Yellow baboon and Olive baboon are managed under one Guinea baboon EEP. As the sole near-threatened baboon species the Guinea baboon is the only species in this EEP for which roles were selected. The yellow and olive baboon species are managed to be phased out, and they do not have any conservation roles.
If needed in the future, the ex situ population can act as a valuable base for forming an insurance population given identified challenges (manage a stable number of holders, reassessment of conservation status, Best Practice Guidelines developed and genetics worked out) are tackled.
|• Ex situ research and training (outside range)
Keeping an ex situ population generates helpful expertise (e.g. managing big troops) that is shared with in range countries institutions and rescue centers
In June 2020, the Guinea baboon EEP had 278 animals in 10 institutions.
This work is supported by the European Union LIFE NGO funding programme. The European Union is not responsible for the views displayed in publications and/or in conjunction with the activities for which the grant is used.