25 Most Endangered Primates Named

25 Most Endangered Primates Named
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Tana River Red Colobus (Kenya)

Less than a thousand of these monkeys exist along Kenya's Tana River, where 50 percent of the original vegetation has been cut down for agriculture and materials for homes and canoes, according to a new report.

Conservationists say plans for a large sugar cane plantation in the area have created a new threat
for the primates.

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 (SSC) and the International Primatological Society, in collaboration with Conservation International.

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