25 Most Endangered Primates Named

25 Most Endangered Primates Named
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Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey (Vietnam)

This species, found only in northern Vietnam, was thought extinct until it was rediscovered in 1989. The 150 remaining individuals scattered throughout nature reserves in the region are still under threat from human activities such as dam construction, according to a new report.

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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