Saturday, August 16, 2008

primates under threat

Nearly half of all primate species are under threat & more than 70% of species in Asia. In Vietnam and Cambodia the figure is 90%. "What is happening in Asia is terrifying. To have a group of animals under such a high level of threat is, quite frankly, unlike anything we have recorded among any other group of species to date." Jean-Christophe Vie, deputy chief IUCN's species program.

BUT 125,000 western lowland gorillas have been counted in the vast forest and swamps of the northern Congo Republic. 

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