25 Most Endangered Primates Named

25 Most Endangered Primates Named
<< Previous   5 of 15   Next >>
Western Purple-Faced Langur (Sri Lanka)

This purple-faced langur subspecies inhabits only a small area around the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.

Although there are currently believed to be more than 10,000 of these primates, the population is expected to decline as human development speeds up, according to a new report.

The species was named one of the 25 most endangered types of 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.

 More Photos in the News
 Today's 15 Most Read Stories
 Free Email Newsletter: Focus on Photography
—Illustration ) CI/Stephen Nash
 
NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS




 

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.