25 Most Endangered Primates (Part 2)

25 Most Endangered Primates (Part 2)
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Pennant's Red Colobus (Equatorial Guinea)

Found only on and around Equatorial Guinea's Bioko Island, the Pennant's red colobus monkey subspecies has fallen in number by more than 40 percent since the mid-1980s due to the bush-meat trade, a new report says.

The species was named one of the 25 most endangered primates in an 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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