The area known as Edumanom was since proposed as a forest reserve but essentially is used and managed as community forest land. The site is about 87km2 of mostly swamp forests containing relict populations of Nigerian-Cameroon chimpanzee, sclater’s guenon amongst other important primates species. The area overlaps both Ogbia and Nembe Local Government Areas in Bayelsa State and includes patches of forests utilized by the Emago-Kugbo community in Rivers State.