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SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, RELIGION => Science and Technology => Topic started by: Yann on April 14, 2005, 12:30:13 PM

Title: Quarter of Primates Nearly Extinct - Report
Post by: Yann on April 14, 2005, 12:30:13 PM
MADAGASCAR: April 8, 2005

ANTANANARIVO - The earth's most successful primates -- humans -- are on the verge of killing off nearly a quarter of the 625 other species of primate on the planet, according to new global report.

Hundreds of species of apes, monkeys, lemurs and other close relatives of mankind risk being among the first primate extinctions for more than a century.
"Primates in Peril" was released in Madagascar on Thursday with input from 50 of the world's top specialists from the International Primatological Society, Conservation International and other organisations.

Dwindling patches of rainforest and pressure from hunting have brought some species' numbers down to a few dozen, it said. Full Article (