11 Jan '18, 7pm

via @Mongabay

via @Mongabay

But with this hope is tainted by fear. The forests of the Atewa mountains are earmarked for the mining of bauxite, the ore from which aluminum is produced. Bauxite is found primarily in the top few meters of rock, and conservationists are worried mining will destroy large swaths of the mangabeys’ forest habitat in their search for ore. According to Jeremy Lindsell, director of science and conservation at A Rocha, the bauxite deposits underlie the area’s most intact tracts of forest – which is where the monkeys were recorded.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/01/critically-endangered-m...

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