By Martin Mwita
A monkey conservation group has received a Sh2.6 million van for rescuing monkeys in the South Coast region.
Colubus Conservation group, received the van from mining company- Base Titanium at Diani on Friday afternoon.
The group protects and rescues monkeys whenever they are in danger.
The project runs between Tiwi areas to Chale Island.
Colubus Conservation MD John Buckley said Diani has 400 columbus monkeys.
Speaking to journalists during the car's handing over, he said the monkeys face danger of electrocution, hostility from human beings and being hit by cars on roads.
"We work with the local community who call us whenever a monkey is injured or orphaned. We bring them to our clinic where they are treated and observed before being set free again," Buckley said.
Diani has the second largest population of colubus monkeys with Shimba Hills area having the largest population of 1,500 of the rare monkey specie.