Chimpanzee nests were recorded in 1995-2000 close to the northern side of the Malagarasi river.
Other wildlife status and chimpanzee movements are unknown.
Charcoal and farming has been the main drivers of deforestation in this region.
Former forest reserves such as Luche, Mlele and Mkuti have been degazeted and lost more than 90% of their forest/miombo woodland cover between 1972-1999 as detected by Landsat MSS and ETM+ satellite images.
Poaching is probably also a major threat because of the high population density in settlements and proximity to Lugufu refugee camp.
Sood Athumani. 2007. MSc Thesis.