25 Most Endangered Primates Named

25 Most Endangered Primates Named
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Gray-Shanked Douc Langur (Vietnam)

Though this douc langur subspecies is largely confined to Vietnam's protected areas, illegal huntingoften with snares that mutilatestill threatens the 600 to 700 remaining animals, according to a new report. Conservationists were encouraged, however, in July 2007, when a 180-strong new troop was discovered in Vietnam.

The subspecies 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.

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