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Extinction threatens 60% of world's primates - Futurity: Research News

Urgent action is needed to protect the world's dwindling primate populations, experts warn. Sixty percent of the more than 500 primate species worldwide are threatened with extinction, while more than 75 percent have declining populations. “The ...and more »

60% of primate species now threatened with extinction, says major new study - The Conversation UK

Primates are remarkable. We're all familiar with chimpanzees, monkeys, and ring-tailed lemurs, but have you heard of tarsiers, with their big eyes? Or Cleese's woolly lemur, named after John Cleese? Or the fabulous red-shanked douc? What about the ...and more »

Most Primate Species Threatened With Extinction, Scientists Find - New York Times

Our fellow primates are in trouble. In a study of unprecedented scope, a team of 31 primatologists has analyzed every known species of primate to judge how they are faring. The news for man's closest animal relatives is not good. Three-quarters of ...and more »

Over half of world's wild primate species face extinction, report reveals - The Guardian

Researchers warn of approaching 'major extinction event' if action is not taken to protect around 300 species, including gorillas, chimps, lemurs and lorises. Ian Sample Science editor. @iansample. Wed 18 Jan 2017 14.00 EST Last modified on Wed 14 Feb ...and more »

Global threat to primates concerns us all - Science Daily

Date: January 18, 2017; Source: German Primate Center; Summary: In cooperation with an international team of experts, scientists demand immediate measures to protect primates. Share: FULL STORY. Bonobos. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, bonobos ...and more »

Primates facing 'extinction crisis' - BBC News

The world's primates face an "extinction crisis" with 60% of species now threatened with extinction, according to research. A global study, involving more than 30 scientists, assessed the conservation status of more than 500 individual species. This ...and more »

The Survival of Primates Is in Doubt - Seeker

A future without primates outside of humans seems unthinkable, but an extensive review of ape, monkey, tarsier, lemur and loris populations finds that 60 percent of all primates are now threatened with extinction, and about 75 percent are declining in ...and more »

'Running out of time': 60 percent of primates sliding toward extinction -

Gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans — our great ape cousins teeter on the precipice of extinction. And it's not much of a secret that we humans have had a lot to do with putting them there. But what about the other primates? The news isn't much better ...and more »

60% of primate species now threatened with extinction - Treehugger

Already, some species of lemurs, monkeys and apes are down to a population of a few thousand individuals, warn the authors of a comprehensive new report. Are we really going to do this? Are we really going to watch mankind kill off our closest living ...and more »

Gorillas, monkeys and other primates must be saved from 'impending extinction', urge 31 scientists - The Independent

Thirty-one leading scientists have issued an urgent plea to save humanity's closest biological relatives, saying scores of different species of apes, monkeys and other primates are all now facing “impending extinction”. Despite gorillas, orangutans and ...and more »