25 Most Endangered Primates Named

25 Most Endangered Primates Named
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Golden-Headed Langur (Vietnam)

The traditional medicine trade has drastically reduced the population of these tropical monkeys to 65, according to a new report. The isolated species lives on Cat Ba island in the Gulf of Tonkin in northeastern Vietnam.

The species was named one of the 25 most endangered primates in the October 27, 2007, report by the Primate Specialist Group of the World Conservation Union's Species Survival Commission and the International Primatological Society, in collaboration with Conservation International.

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