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Eaten to extinction


6 August 2008 General News

Eaten to extinction

Half of the world's 634 species of primate now face extinction. Many are losing their homes through tropical forest clearance or ending up in the dinner pots of hunters, says a report published on Tuesday by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Especially at risk are gibbons, leaf monkeys and langurs in Vietnam and Cambodia, and red colobus monkeys in Africa.

Source: New Scientist, 60 Seconds

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