Protected areasMbe

Mbe Mountains

  • Mbe Mountains (© Angela Meder, with information from Rich Bergl)


Conservation status:
community reserve

c. 85 km²

110–900 m

25–30 Cross River gorillas

Gorilla tourism:
not possible

Using Technology in the Mbe Mountains

June 2014

The Mbe Mountains form part of an important habitat corridor linking Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary to the Okwangwo Division of Cross River National...[details]

Bushmeat Hunting Changes African Rainforests

January 2014

Hunting often devastates populations of large mammals, and this may have impact on other animal and plant communities. In two recent studies (Effiom...[details]

Approaches to Saving Gorillas in Nigeria

December 2010

WCS education coordinator, Mark Otu (right), hands over the keys of a snail pen to one of the project beneficiaries, John Kidze, as he receives hunting gear from him (© WCS)

Cross River gorillas face diverse threats resulting from high human population densities around the areas they inhabit. Efforts to save these...[details]

Monitoring Gorillas in Nigeria

July 2010

Comparison of encounter rate of human sign (per km) in Boshi Extension, Mbe Mountains and Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary (© Inaoyom Imong)

From March to August 2009, surveys were conducted to evaluate the status of gorillas and other diurnal primates and their habitat at four gorilla...[details]

Nigeria: Cross River Gorillas

July 2009

The new camp in Mbe is constructed (© Andrew Dunn)

Improving Gorilla Protection in the Mbe MountainsCovering an area of about 80 km² the Mbe Mountains is one of three sites in Nigeria where gorillas...[details]

Important Forest Corridor for Gorillas under Threat

December 2008

The Afi River Forest Reserve survey team

The Afi River Forest Reserve is an area lying between two sites in Nigeria where the Cross River gorilla is known to occur - the Afi Mountain...[details]

Conservation in the Mbe Mountains, Nigeria

June 2008

The Mbe eco-guards (© Andrew Dunn)

The Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) is Africa's most endangered taxon of ape, threatened by bushmeat hunting, conversion of forest for...[details]

News from Nigeria 2006

December 2006

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Construction of a Base Camp

October 2006

Base camp in the Mbe Mountains (© Andrew Dunn)

In the Mbe Reserve a base camp was constructed with our donation. Related News:News from Nigeria[details]

Update on Nigeria: WCS's Work

June 2005

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

A Report from Nigeria 1998

June 1998

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]