26 Feb '15, 4am

Borneo monkeys lose a tenth of their habitat in a decade [1 yr ago]

Borneo monkeys lose a tenth of their habitat in a decade [1 yr ago]

and Presbytis hosei sabana , the langurs that have lost the most habitat in recent years. He also urged greater study of the impact of logging operations on the monkeys. Red Leaf Monkey (Presbytis rubicunda) in West Kalimantan "Even well-managed logging may be harmful since it often targets the tallest trees, which are vital to the monkeys' ecology," he said in a statement. "More research is needed to determine if these monkeys are negatively affected by well-managed logging concessions, which can be just as effective as protected areas at maintaining forest cover." "To secure their future, the most endangered species need help first and new protected areas, that are well managed and away from areas of forest designated for economic activity, are needed." CITATION: David A. Ehlers Smith. The effects of land-use policies on the conservation of Borneo’s endemic Presbytis mon...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0225-endangered-langurs.htm...

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