10 Jan '12, 5pm

Camera traps snap first ever photo of Myanmar snub-nosed monkey

Camera traps snap first ever photo of Myanmar snub-nosed monkey

Picture: new monkey discovered in Myanmar (10/26/2010) Hunters' reports have led scientists to discover a new species of monkey in the northern forests of Myanmar. Discovered by biologists from the Myanmar Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association with support from primatologists with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the People Resources and Biodiversity Foundation, the strange looking primate is a member of the snub-nosed monkey family, adding a fifth member to this unmistakably odd-looking group of Asian primates. However, the species survives in only a small single population, threatened by Chinese logging and hunting. Photos: 208 species discovered in endangered Mekong region in 2010 (12/14/2011) Last year researchers scoured forests, rivers, wetlands, and islands in the vanishing ecosystems of the Mekong Delta to uncover an astounding 208 new species over ...

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