30 Dec '15, 8pm

25 Most Endangered Primate Species Could "Fit Into Single Football Stadium"

Thanks to habitat destruction, poaching and being made into bushmeat, medicines and pets, primates are now facing their first possible extinctions in more than a century, according to a recent report by the US-based environmental group Conservation International . The report's findings show that twenty nine percent of all monkeys, apes and gorilla species are now facing the danger of extinction. Conservation International's list of the twenty-five most endangered primates includes the Greater bamboo and white-collared lemurs in Madagascar, along with the Sumatran orangutan and a recently discovered Indonesian tarsier. Only a few dozen of the most vulnerable species of listed gibbons and langurs remain, while Miss Waldron's red colobus monkey of West Africa may already be wiped out of existence. "You could fit all the surviving members of these 25 species in a single footba...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/25-most-endang...

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