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25 primate species near extinction

2012-10-15 12:01

New Delhi - Wildlife researchers say 25 species of monkeys, langurs, lemurs and gorillas are on the brink of extinction and need global action to protect them from increasing deforestation and illegal trafficking.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature said on Monday that primates from Asia and Africa are severely threatened. Six of the species live on the island nation of Madagascar.

The report was released at a biodiversity conference being held in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.

The report said conservation efforts have helped several species of primates that are no longer listed as endangered.

Wildlife experts say primates help disperse seeds and maintain forest diversity.

Comments
  • robbie.crouch - 2012-10-15 12:07

    Interfering with evolution are we not?

      phae.rayden - 2012-10-15 12:27

      As we must, being that we are the ones who have knowingly f*cked this planet up with our poisons, greed and over population.

  • bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-10-15 12:46

    The Common subsaharan velcro crested wallet snatcher is on the increase !!!

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-15 12:55

      Airbus.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-15 13:26

      And how!!

  • richard.sloman.5 - 2012-10-15 13:16

    Why is it these primates are near extinction and yet we cant get rid of Julius...

      Andrea - 2012-10-15 13:26

      We should stick a horn on his head and drop him off in a game reserve.

      george.slade.161 - 2012-10-15 15:56

      As long as does not get as Horny as Zoooomer

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-10-15 13:21

    There are several meditations available as regards nature. (1) Look upon a seed, from which a plant grows and produces the seed again (2) Look upon the phonemenon of growth and decay (3) Listen to the cries of animals and birds. Thesemeditations foster gentleness in the world. They also nurture human souls, who, because they then need to reincarnate less frequently, reduce population pressure. Whoever thinks that physical action without some such preparation is enough does not understand why we are completely dependent on nature.

  • fanie.kritzinger.9 - 2012-10-15 14:51

    See!! I told you!! Fu#ck the Rhinos!!!!

  • erich.goosen - 2012-10-15 15:04

    The one ancient primate I would like to see disappear is the old silverback with the Hitler moustace.

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