More species extinction, especially primates (- that means your cousins)

Following the recent publication of the IUCN red list, research compiled by a team of 60 experts is being presented at the International Primatological Society.  Almost a third of the world’s primates are in danger of extinction because of destruction of their habitats.  The report says many apes, monkeys and other primates are being driven from the forests where they live or killed to make food and medicines. The report focuses on the fate of the world’s 25 most endangered primate species, whose combined total population would fit in a single football stadium, and which are threatened by a depressing list of problems.  The report says the threat to primates is worst in Asia where tropical forests are being destroyed and many monkeys are being hunted or traded as pets. Climate change is making some species more vulnerable.


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