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Here is the most current list of the world’s top 25 most endangered primates


28 November 2017 News
Borneo orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus). Borneo orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus). Photo courtesy of Bristol Zoological Society.

Here is the most current list of the world’s top 25 most endangered primates

Full article at: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/here-is-the-most-current-list-of-the-worlds-top-25-most-endangered-primates/

 

  • According to the biennial Primates In Peril report, the latest installment of which was released today at the Primate Society of Great Britain’s 50th anniversary conference in London, 62 percent of the more than 700 known species and subspecies of apes, lemurs, monkeys, and other primates are currently facing serious threats to their survival. Forty-two percent of them are listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered.
  • The report lists the top 25 most endangered primate species, and while the list was compiled before the Batang Toru orangutan was described to science, the authors of the report said it would almost certainly appear on the list next year.
  • The Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), the Batang Toru orangutan’s closest relative, makes its first-ever appearance on the list, however. Eight other species from Asia join the Bornean orangutan on the list, as do five species from the Neotropics, five species from Africa, and six lemurs from Madagascar.

 

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