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Over half of world's primates on brink of extinction

Post  The Bisto Kid on Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:15 pm

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/over-half-of-worlds-primates-on-brink-of-extinction-experts/ar-BBnnt4U?li=AA59G2



More than half the world's primates, including apes, lemurs and monkeys, are facing extinction, international experts warned Tuesday, as they called for urgent action to protect mankind's closest living relatives.



The population crunch is the result of large-scale habitat destruction -- particularly the burning and clearing of tropical forests -- as well as the hunting of primates for food and the illegal wildlife trade.  Species long-known to be at risk, including the Sumatran orangutan, have been joined on the most endangered list for the first time by the Philippine tarsier and the Lavasoa Mountains dwarf lemur from Madagascar, scientists meeting in Singapore said.



"This research highlights the extent of the danger facing many of the world's primates," leading primatologist Christoph Schwitzer, director of conservation at Bristol Zoological Society in Britain, said in a statement.



"We hope it will focus people's attention on these lesser known primate species, some of which most people will probably have never heard of."





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Post  wyatt1 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:18 pm

@The Bisto Kid wrote:http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/over-half-of-worlds-primates-on-brink-of-extinction-experts/ar-BBnnt4U?li=AA59G2



More than half the world's primates, including apes, lemurs and monkeys, are facing extinction, international experts warned Tuesday, as they called for urgent action to protect mankind's closest living relatives.



The population crunch is the result of large-scale habitat destruction -- particularly the burning and clearing of tropical forests -- as well as the hunting of primates for food and the illegal wildlife trade.  Species long-known to be at risk, including the Sumatran orangutan, have been joined on the most endangered list for the first time by the Philippine tarsier and the Lavasoa Mountains dwarf lemur from Madagascar, scientists meeting in Singapore said.



"This research highlights the extent of the danger facing many of the world's primates," leading primatologist Christoph Schwitzer, director of conservation at Bristol Zoological Society in Britain, said in a statement.



"We hope it will focus people's attention on these lesser known primate species, some of which most people will probably have never heard of."





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