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Over half of world’s wild primate species face extinction, report reveals

a few of the primates listed as endangered or critically endangered
Just a few of the primates listed as endangered or critically endangered. Top row l-r: brown-headed spider monkey, chimpanzee, Western gorilla; Bottom row l-r: Bornean orangutan, Siau Island tarsier, ring-tailed lemur. Composite: Alamy and Getty Images

Researchers warn of approaching ‘major extinction event’ if action is not taken to protect around 300 species, including gorillas, chimps, lemurs and lorises

January 18, 2017 — More than half of the world’s apes, monkeys, lemurs and lorises are now threatened with extinction as agriculture and industrial activities destroy forest habitats and the animals’ populations are hit by hunting and trade. Continue reading Over half of world’s wild primate species face extinction, report reveals