Primates in Peril

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According to a report released by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN – The World Conservation Union’s Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the International Primatological Society (IPS), in collaboration with Conservation International (CI):

“Antananarivo, Madagascar (April 7, 2005) – Mankind’s closest living relatives – the world’s apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates – face increasing peril from humans and some could soon disappear forever.

Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates-2004-2006 reveals that 25 percent-or one in four-of the 625 primate species and subspecies are at risk of extinction. The report compiled by more than 50 experts from 16 countries cites deforestation, commercial bushmeat hunting, and the illegal animal trade as the primary threats, and warns that failure to respond will bring the first primate extinctions in more than a century.

Source: Conservation International
Date: 26 April 2005
Via: Primates.com

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