10/23/2013 11:49 am ET Updated Dec 23, 2013

Saving Kenya's Colobus Monkeys

I'm drawn to wildlife conservation efforts like a moth to a flame. More than ever, the animals and plants we share this magnificent planet with need our understanding and protection (especially as the human population increases beyond our habitat's carrying capacity).

On my desk at the AfroChic Resort in Diani Beach, Kenya was a framed notice of a local Trust which was working tirelessly to protect the Angolan Black and White Colobus Monkey. I immediately setup an appointment to visit Colobus Conservation and find out what it was all about.

This slideshow highlights the efforts of dedicated professionals and volunteers (yes, you can volunteer with these amazing creatures) who work day in and day out to keep Kenya's primates safe in their natural environments. And the next time you find yourself at Kenya's Diani Beach, stop in for the Eco-Tour!

Saving Kenya's Colobus Monkeys