Wildlife

From 2000-pound turtles to 10-pound antelopes…

A relatively large island 37 miles off the coast of Cameroon, Bioko Island is one of the most biologically significant places in all of Africa. It is known as a haven for rare primates and as a principle nesting ground for endangered sea turtles. Much of the island is covered by virgin rainforest and its treacherous mountain terrain creates an array of distinct habitats in which animals can thrive. Many of Bioko's rare monkey species have eluded hunters by retreating into deep ravines and up steep ridges. In the island's southwestern corner stands the Gran Caldera, a volcanic crater whose high walls have created a natural refuge for eleven species of primates.

BBPP has conservation programs to protect the island's primates and sea turtles. Here we provide more information on larger species.